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 out planting places in advance and each group got digging.
All roots were dusted with Sarah’s magic root powder. Specimen trees were staked and protected with rabbit wire.
Whips around the perimeter were protected with plastic tubes.
At the tea-break, John gave a brief introduction to the work in 1859/60 of the original Fernery Gardener, Anthony Parsons, and the rock-work construction by James Pulham & Sons of Broxbourne.
A few of the parents helped further by clearing out the water and debris lying in the dropping well.
All the scouts enjoyed themselves, and it was a first-time visit to the Fernery for many of the Parents.
The scouts are expected to pick up a hat-full of badges and awards for undertaking this valuable work with the Friends of Danesbury Fernery volunteers.