Here is Jonathan’s volunteer message for Valentine’s Day
There’ll be a volunteer session at Fairfield Orachard, Fauna and Flora
this Saturday, February 14th, starting fragrantly at 10.00am and
finishing, in all likelihood, a little less fragrantly at 1.00pm or
The romantically and the not so romantically inclined will find welcome
distraction from their pre-occupations with the following activities…
Several of our hedges have infestations of bramble so our main priority in
this session will be to cut back the bramble in the hedges:
down the Pads footpath alongside the Orchard / Big Meadow;
in the hedge on the south side of the Paddock;
between the Fauna path and the Grammar School field.
THICK GLOVES NEEDED for all of the above.
We’ll also be aiming to finish cutting the ivy surrounding trees in the
stump circle area.
We also intend to transport all the timber from the West Field to the Shed.
Some maintenance work is required on the living willow fence alongside
School Pond – WELLINGTONS VERY MUCH REQUIRED for this task.
We need to mark out the ‘beetle banks’ in Flora Field so that the plough
can avoid them.
We also need to measure the wildflower and bird friendly margins in Flora
Field to calculate seed quantities.
Last and by no means least, we need to cut down the self seeded saplings
along our Aldcliffe Road boundary.
And that’s about your lot for this time,
Love and kisses,