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Weekend Workday

We have our young adults with autism workshop, on Wednesday 4th March – more about this later. We had Matt, Tom, Mick, Marcus and myself on our weekender and we carried on chopping back the ground-ivy. It’s a tough job … Continue reading

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New Bench

It seems like an age just talking about it, but this week Marcus, Reece and myself finally got a new bench in. A little bit of background – benches placed between this area and Berrybanks have suffered from vandalism, theft … Continue reading

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Missing in Action

It was a cold day in March when we lost two of our rakes. Someone had hidden them somewhere “safe” and then couldn’t find them! Today I remembered where I had put them… Welcome back, rakes. It was me, Mick, … Continue reading

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We Are Now Squirrel-Proof!

Thanks to a fantastic Father-in-Law, John, we have squirrel-proof feeders and can now offer fat-balls and peanuts. This will save us a lot of money in fat-balls. I just need to remember to bring the right food for them now. … Continue reading

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A Long Walk….

I had a job on in Woodlands, close to Sainsbury’s, on Wednesday morning so I gave myself a good 25 minutes to walk from that to the greenway – 45 minutes later I got there, totally knackered – and no … Continue reading

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Hedge Laying with Storm Gareth

The problem with Google is that there are plenty of examples of how to make a hedge or even regain control of an overgrown hedge, but when it comes to turning an unruly line of trees into a hedge, it … Continue reading

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Life on the Hedge

A cracking turn-out with Marcus, Reece, Aaron, Kerrie and myself armed and ready to tackle our hedge challenge. Supplies were plentiful with gingerbread men, fudge and coffee on offer throughout the morning. I don’t think we quite got to the … Continue reading

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Record Bench Build

It was only a matter of time until the professional bench-builders hit the trail. I would say that this one took Aaron and myself about 45 minutes to build… Ahem, sorry, did someone say, 1 hour and 45 mins? Only … Continue reading

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Visit from the mothership

Great to be joined by David from Sustrans, today. David brought gifts, in the form of cookies and our much needed Lady’s Bedstraw and Hedge Bedstraw seeds. We now have enough seeds to really encourage our Bloody-nosed Beetle population along … Continue reading

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Green Time v. Screen Time

Oh, the irony, sitting here at a screen extolling the virtues of getting away from a screen and replacing it with a bit of green time! It was Marcus and myself again today and we finished the scrub clearance in … Continue reading

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