Sorry I didn’t give notice of the session as I thought the blog was ‘under repair’. Now I know its back up and running here is the report of what we did.
A rather disappointing turnout of only 11 volunteers on a lovely winter’s morning. Problems with temperamental hedge trimming machines also made for a poor start but once under way we got a lot done:
- We finished weeding the wildflower plot of couch grass.
- The root-suckered blackthorn alongside the Fauna path was cut back.
- We finished off cutting back bramble invading Carr House Meadow. This will need further work digging out the rooted stems.
- The willow living screen alongside the School pond was trimmed, repaired and strengthened. Still a lot to do here.
- The pruning of the Orchard fruit trees continued.
- Corrugated iron sheets were transported to Lower Sowerholme in readiness for further brash burning.
- The very much overgrown and underused ‘log benches’ in Pony Wood were taken up and used to create a habitat pile within the wood.
- Brash from hedge laying which had strayed onto the Stump Circle was dragged back into the woodland.
- A broken strand of barbed wire near the Ash Tree dogleg on the Fauna path was repaired.
- Two tables and a gazebo were erected for the afternoon wassailing.