Friends of Danesbury Nature Reserve/Fernery – please note carefully Our annual Working Party is one week early in December – THE SECOND THURSDAY – to do a bit of work and then celebrate all the hard work we have carried out during the year. Nature Reserve Working Party – led by Andrew Beattie After collecting […]
Archives for November 2019
Weather Foretold The forecast ‘gentle breeze’ was more akin to a ‘strong easterly freeze’. Those in the Fernery Gardening Group found very little of the usual shelter in the dell, and most volunteers packed up and departed just as soon as the factory whistle blew at 12 p.m. Work Party No 1 – The Local […]
The volunteers use the WhatsApp Fernery Gardening Group page to arrange ad hoc meetings that are needed to keep on top of the many tasks needed to keep Presentation standards high. At this time of the year it is necessary to protect the more delicate plants in preparation of the advancing frosts. On Monday 11th […]
On a beautiful sunny day we had two very busy groups of volunteers out working. Local Nature Reserve Working Party – adopting The Clock Meadow This was the first visit by the volunteers to this site in the South East corner of the Fernery Field, by the Old London Road entrance behind Clock House Gardens. […]
Given the constraints of the weather, and the number of volunteers on site, we are planning to operate two Work Parties on the 21st November: Local Nature Reserve – Leader Andrew Beattie The Fernery – Leader Harry Ward Weather Forecast- long range Light rain showers and a moderate breeze Work Party No 1 – Local […]
A small group of regulars worked hard before the rain came, with more ‘last minute’ planting before Autumn sets in. The group was joined by Chris Evans who was making a welcome visit once again, all the way from North Wales!