Nature Reserve Maintenance Group
A small group of 4x volunteers led jointly by Lucy Alexander and Richard Darby with Nina, continued clearing the ancient track, this time at the top (East) end, with Chris James in attendance. Because the strimmer was in use at the Fernery, Richard put our scythe to good use for the first time for very many months/years, and very effective it was too, as the following photos show.
Fernery Gardening Group
Andrew led this work party and the following Report is gleaned from his Safety Report to the Borough Council.
Largely in preparation for the visit of the Anglia Group of the British Pteridological (Fern) Society which took place two days later on Saturday 20th July 2019, 10 volunteers worked in the Fernery mulching, weeding, strimming, planting. Colin put in extra time planting and labelling new ferns. Extra tidying up included the task of cleaning chalk graffiti from the grotto (thanks to Ann Hayden) and removing rubbish in the Dropping Well.
The site was brought up to an immaculate state as shown in the photos taken in the Report of the 20th July 2019 Fern Society visit.