On a bright Spring-like morning 16 volunteers split into two groups. Nature Reserve Working Party Led by Andrew, 5 volunteers continued their work clearing the ancient track pathway and scrub on the Park Field leading down to the B656 Codicote Road. Fernery Garden Working Party Led by John and Sarah, 11 volunteers continued the work […]
Archives for March 2019
Sourced from Dr Sarah Whittingham Thomas Bates Blow ‘Successes and Failures” British Fern Gazette vol 6 No.7 December 1932 pp 185-6 Re: Danesbury p.185 – “ 7 or 8 years ago this fernery was abandoned and ferns went to Mr Fitt at The Frythe“. Conclusion: Danesbury Fernery was not abandoned until 1924?
Weather Forecast (Long Range) Light cloud and a gentle breeze. Mild Tasks As with the earlier 2019 working parties we will aim to operate two separately managed groups. We will all meet at the Fernery for initial briefings, allocation of tasks, and distribution of appropriate tools. Leaders will be on site by 9.30am to open […]
On a bright morning a small dedicated team of 8x gardeners led by Sarah reached speeds of 2500 s.p.h. and completed the task of planting 5000 snowdrops by mid-day. These plants (in green) had been offered at short notice by the Borough Council and we can now look forward to a splendid showing early in […]
Harry and Alan at work finishing the side poles.
Harry and Alan have been busy further developing techniques for dressing the Entrance Poles. And nearly finished – Grotesque Welcome (3)
A very successful work party was led by Andrew, with 4x other volunteers in support, with 8x scouts and 7x parents in attendance. Tony Cragg from the Welwyn Film Record Society was kept busy too. Sarah supervised all the plantings, which were performed by small groups of scouts, each with a parent/helper. Sarah had marked […]
Weather Sunny and mild as forecast. The ground was dry underfoot. Tasks Completed Nature Reserve – Park Field Andrew led a team that continued last months work to clear the Ancient Track from the bottom (Codicote Road) end. Brash was half hidden on the North Side of the bank, but will probably need to be […]