Weather and attendance
The 7-day weather forecast was proved correct and it was as cold as it was bright with a chill factor from the light breeze. We had a turnout of 15 volunteers and we split into two groups as follows:
- Nature Reserve
- The Fernery
A group of 6 volunteers led by Andrew, and joined by Chris James (WHBC), started at the bottom of the track: cutting back scrub, tidying up around the ferns which are growing naturally on the bank there, and clearing leaves with the aid of a leaf blower.
The Fernery Garden
A second group of 9 volunteers led by John, gathered up fallen leaves and stored them in the compost cage, weeded the planted beds, planted more of Jenny’s cultivated wild flowers on the North Chalk Bank, and cleared grass and weeds away from the young tree whips around the perimeter.