Tuesday 8th May

Unfortunately there is little progress to report.  The wettest April on record has left our plot very wet and soggy.  Wellies quickly become caked in mud and difficult to move.  We have done little more than litter picking over the last three weeks.  Still at least the newly sown grass and recently planted hedge will not dry out!

Friday 13th April

There was a distinct family feel to to work party on Friday as Peter and John enlisted the help of Peter's father to drive the dumper and George to help with the labouring.

Saturday 7th April

Tussock GrassA bank holiday weekend and the weather forecast includes rain after weeks of fine dry weather.  This is excellent news for the conservation area.

Saturday 31st March

The second work party of the 2012 season followed on from the hedge planting the previous weekend.  The first two hours were spent watering all the saplings planted a week ago.  We then started preparation for sowing more wild flower meadow at the eastern end: trimming the ground where it was hummocky and raking the soil that has been exposed to the frost over the winter to create a fine tilth.  All we need now is more showery weather in which to sow the seed.

Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th March

Wendy and Colin BThe first major work party of 2012 and we have planted over 500 plants in the hedge around the site.

Saturday 25th February

View from the bridgeFollowing the erection of the fence work has slowed for the winter.