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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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Benches part 3

This is a story about a bench. This particular bench had been given to us by local resident, Kate. It had seen better days but we refurbished it and gave it a whole new lease of life. This is so … Continue reading

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Benches part 2

Second week of a bit of TLC for our benches. We tightened the nuts and screws on the picnic benches and carried on with staining them. Actually managed to remember a before and after picture this week! We have the … Continue reading

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Benches part 1

This week and next is all about the benches. We stained six so far and next week we will tighten up the joints on the picnic-style ones and give them another coat on the top surfaces. We also put down … Continue reading

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