Tag Archives: NCR 41

Prickly Start to the Day..

Woucha!! Today we had Mike from Butterfly Conservation, me, Mick, Tim and Mike and we started pulling up the new bramble growth. Boy are they prickly and defensive, but we pulled up loads and roots too. We also got rid … Continue reading

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I pulled the nettle pulling workday!

Slight change of plan. I looked at the test area of nettles that I pulled up a couple of weeks ago and nothing is growing. Rather than pull up this valuable food-source, I decided that the best strategy would be … Continue reading

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Saturday Weekender

Me, Mick and Tim today and we just spent the day burning off as much of the brash and chippings as possible. We are trying to leave the leaf mould and the smaller stuff, and just get rid of the … Continue reading

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Three Men, Two Fires, Lots Cleared.

John, Aaron and me today and we started to clear all the brash from last week. It just seemed like endless toil, but we got two fires going and piled them high. There is still a little bit left to … Continue reading

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My Favourite Bit of the Greenway

The Picnic Clearing is my most favoured part of the greenway. I have fond memories of Edmund here and love to see the daffodils come up in the spring, that I planted in memory of him. Today we had an … Continue reading

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Wet One!

Me and Chris today and a bit of a wet workday today so we packed in an hour early, just as the sun decided to come out!! Quite useful to have so much rain-fall over the last few days though. … Continue reading

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Man v. Nettles

Phil and myself today and we tackled a couple of tree branches that had come down over the last week of windy weather, and the dreaded nettles. We used the ‘weed whip’ and cleared a lot of nettles back off … Continue reading

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Careful Cutting

Four of us today and we carefully pushed back the bramble on the banks of the new clearing. We checked to make sure that there were no nesting birds, and then slowly cleared back the scrub. You can see from … Continue reading

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New Clearing Area Identified

It started off a bit cool on the greenway today, but as the sun burnt away the cloud, it soon warmed up. Four of us today and we met at the gate with a view, and pushed on towards the … Continue reading

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Litter Pick and Trim

Lovely morning on the greenway. We worked on the area where the gate looks over the countryside to the west, down to the picnic clearing. Basically, all we can do in the bird nesting season is litter pick and keep … Continue reading

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