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Weekender

Our second post-lockdown weekender. Lovely to get out on a Saturday and see loads of different people using the path. We did an urgent cut back on the bit from the snowdrop bench to Potford Dam. It was really getting … Continue reading

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Batman and Robin

Well actually bat boxes and a robin nesting box that we needed to get up. What could possibly go wrong?! After consulting with our wildlife expert, Mick, we felt that the landing-ladders on the boxes were a tadge too short. … Continue reading

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This is where the Mental Health bit really kicks in…

Blokes – we don’t like talking about our feelings do we? Luckily, because we provide a safe and secure environment, I was able to talk, and talk, and talk. This is what we do. Try and turn to the funny … Continue reading

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Love this…

We have now snipped back bramble and litter-picked two thirds of the path. Just Berrybanks to the start left to do, before the cycle starts again. It’s lovely to see the wildflowers everywhere. Lots of rosebay willowherb about to burst … Continue reading

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Weekenders are back!!

Lovely to get a group together on a weekend workday. It has been a long time. Two black bags of litter picked up and loads of bramble runners snipped back. We started at the snowdrop bench and worked all the … Continue reading

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Honestly, this is the last post about ruddy benches…

Our good friend, Andrew, made us a replacement bench for our quadrant. The missing bench was kicked over and I reused it at the snowdrop clearing. This bench sits a little higher that the rest so that people who do … Continue reading

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Bench maintenance southbound

For those who worried that we had chopped the path too wide – nature has fought back!! It is no longer wide. Really good to see a lot of new wildflowers coming up in what was scrubby bramble or invasive … Continue reading

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Schoolboy Error

We placed our lovely refurbished bench under a tree. It did look rather nice, until our feathered friends started plopping on it. Nobody is going to risk sitting here! So, after carefully checking for any nesting birds, we made a … Continue reading

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Not Another Bench Blog!

You are let off this week. There is a national shortage of postfix so we cannot put our bench in. Phew! I hear. So we litter picked the whole path and just chatted as we went. Plus a coffee and … Continue reading

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Benches part 4

We stained the rest of our benches this week, starting at what was the quadrant of four, more on this later. Two coats of Ronseal’s finest. Muggins here forgot that the benches serve as a great surface to crack open … Continue reading

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