There’s still no frost, but trees and shrubs are (at last) just about dormant. It’s time for winter season conservation work:
It’s back to site. This week I hope we can make progress on:
- Reviewing issues with mud and poor drainage on the path near the Burtons Road entrance.
- Getting out the mattock to take back bramble alongside the Uxbridge Road path
- Do some tree crown-lifting to enable an alternative walking route to bypass the mud through the trees between Burtons and the kick-about pitch.
- Finalise and prepare (remove brambles from) some planting areas for heather
- Plus, the usual litter-picking – as vegetation dies back, yet more is uncovered – especially alongside Uxbridge and behind Staines Road.
WHEN: 10am Saturday (26th November)
WHERE: Meet at the goalpost, rear of David Lloyd as usual
WHO: Anyone and everyone. As always, please bring some protective gloves, sensible footwear, drinking water etc. and children must be accompanied.
WHAT: We provide the litter-pickers/bags as always. I bring as many tools as possible, but if you have your own secateurs, loppers, mattock or hedge trimmer (battery), please do bring it along.
A repeat of previous request:
If anyone has access to a mini-digger (preferably for free!) and/or is a skilled operator, please let me know!
It would be great if we had a low cost means of excavating for marginal/aquatic habitat creation – and to create bee-banks. Thanks!