Our new picnic area is starting to shape-up. In my mind’s eye, I can see exactly how this area needs to look.
To get wildflowers to grow we need plenty of sunshine. The bench also needs to be in sunshine, or it will become damp and eventually covered in moss or lichen. So Aaron, Marcus, and myself went about clearing scrub and removing branches to create windows to allow the sunlight to hit the bare ground.
We also had to pull out the bramble roots to stop the scrub returning.
Fantastic exercise and very rewarding!!
We want two more deep scallops cutting into the scrub between the benches…
…and then marry the area up to the mini wildflower patch that we created last year.
Possibly in December when everything is in slumber, we can look at how we can bring the reed-bed into play and this just adds to the biodiversity of the area.
Next week we are building a simple stile over the newt fence. We have various lengths of timber that are about 22mm thick and 110mm wide so that should be strong enough to create an approximately 300mm stile.
So next week, electric drills and screwdrivers, woodscrews, a saw, some postfix, a spade, and a bucket will be required!!
Great day today. Loads of banter and cracking on with the task in hand. Decent coffee and cookies, too.