Here is Jonathan’s message:
There’ll be a volunteer session in Fairfield Orchard, Flora and Fauna this
Saturday, August 8th, commencing at a convivial 10.00am and finishing at
an equally welcome 1.00pm or thereabouts.
Please come along for all or some of that time if you are possibly able to
Activities you may well find yourself persuing include…
* Clearing up the remnants of the scythed grass around the Fauna stones.
* Cutting back vegetation around the benches along the Pads footpath,
protruding onto the Orchard grass paths and around the notice boards.
* Weeding the wildflower bed adjacent to the stump circle to remove
bramble and self seeded thorn.
* Continuing to clear the vegetation growing around the fruit trees.
* Checking out and trimming the Pads footpath to keep it clear.
* Running the mower along the edge of the Fauna path to keep it clear.
* Repairing the gap someone has made in the Pads / Orchard hedge.
* Trimming back encroaching bramble along the Fauna path.
* Putting the ‘Don’t pick too early’ signs on the apple trees.
And finally, if you’re the proud owner of a battery powered leaf vacuum
and have always fancied a go on the Tool Shed roof, so to speak, then this
is your big chance.
As you’ll doubtless be aware, the green roof of the Tool Shed lies
directly below a sycamore which is currently cascading seeds.
A stitch in time, or in a our case, a vacuum in time could save ourselves
a lot more work later along the line.
So if you’re willing to either lend the Association your leaf vacuum, or
better still, come and show off your cool skillz in person, we’d be
And that would quite literally appear to be your lot for this time,