The first sunny day for over a week saw 16 members turning out to help with the work on the reserves. The Mayor of Broxtowe, Councillor Iris White, and Chris Riley from Broxtowe Borough Council also came along to help plant seedlings in the newly laid hedge. This will fill in the gaps and help to thicken the hedge in the coming years.
After the hedgerow gapping work was completed, we turned our attention to planting around 150 primroses, cowslips and oxlips along the hedge bottom as part of the regeneration project.
With hedgerow completed in good time, we then set about removing some more ash and holly saplings from Ivy Wood as part of our on-going management of this area.
Finally two sections of turf were removed along each side of the main Markham Road path, ready for poppies to be sown here next month in response to the Green Flag organisation's request for groups across the country to grow poppies this year to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.
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