Weather Forecast (Long Range)
Sunny intervals and a gentle SW breeze. Mild
As with the January 2019 working party 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 the shed and prepare the tools. It would help matters if volunteers could arrive early at, say 9.30 am., so that we can make a prompt start.
Local Nature Reserve Working Party
Andrew will lead a party to continue the work of clearing the Ancient Track on the lower slopes of the Park Field. Please meet at the Fernery to collect tools. (If you have not already seen the difference the first meeting made, have a look at the Report of last months Working Party).
John will lead this group.
Sarah has 10x perennials to be planted in the Parsons Bed, and 4x to be planted on top of the grotto. More established perennials in the various borders will need cutting back.
Jenny has more cultivated wild flowers to plant on the North Chalk Bank.
Scouts – Perimeter Planting – Saturday 23rd February
To continue the work we started in 2017-18 to encourage young people to take a direct interest in our conservation work, a group of scouts with their leaders will be on site on Saturday 23rd February between 1100-1300 hrs to plant
- 1x malus silvestrus 8′ tall
- 2x clerondendrons 6′ tall
- 4x wild roses (small)
- 2x variegated hollies
- plus some whips in the perimeter.
Sarah will be supervising and if you have one or two hours spare, your help will be very much appreciated.
How to Find Us
If you have not visited the Fernery before please go to the website for directions.
Bring a hot drink and refreshments with you, and wear strong boots and good quality gardening gloves.