THE WEATHER FORECAST
Light Cloud and a gentle breeze .
Jenny is bringing more cultivated wild flowers for planting.
This is the time of the year when we have to collect and preserve the leaf drop in the dell. I will bring my wheelbarrow and we will need to form a small team of leaf gatherers.
Watering is unlikely to be required!
This Working Party will focus on clearing the nettle bed beyond the path at the North East corner, where we want to prepare the ground in order to plant ferns.
If resources permit, then we will also need to continue to keep the Perimeter Tree Whips clear of smothering weeds.
The Borough Council’s Licensed Ferreter will pay a visit to the site on Friday 16th November to assess the degree of the task facing him, now that we have further cleared the site since his last visit. He will also be able to take into account the extensive fencing repairs and improvements that we have implemented, including the rabbit security added by Maydencroft at the entrance kissing gate since our last Working Party.
December Meeting Date Change
To give you plenty of notice, it has been decided to bring our scheduled December Meeting forward by one week to the 2nd Thursday 13th December. Please make the change in your diaries.
Whats App Communications
For further information about current activities, and notice of our occasional ad hoc meetings, please access the WhatsApp Fernery Gardening Group. If you are not already a member of this Group, then please contact John Roper who is the WhatsApp Administrator.
The full team meets at the Fernery at 10 a.m.* for briefing and the allocation of tasks; and the issue of appropriate tools.
*Volunteers are encouraged to arrive earlier if possible in order to help with the distribution of tools and allocation of tasks, which will facilitate a prompt working start for everybody.
If resources allow, we sometimes split into two groups and a First Aider will attend each group if possible, but failing that, then the respective leaders will maintain telephone contact.
How to find us
Full details may be found on the website location of the Fernery, but simply stated, the closest access point is North Ride, on the Danesbury Estate, AL6 9RD
Either park in North Ride, or take the right hand fork of the unmade Road which leads to Danesbury Park Road, and a kissing gate entrance is about 500 metres on the right, not far from a lay-by which has limited parking space.
Tea Breaks and Briefings
Tea break are taken at about 11 am.
Please bring a drink with you, and wear strong boots or shoes and have strong gardening gloves too.