Today saw one of our best turnouts to date with with 15 members attending. With such a good showing, we were able to complete the following jobs:

  • Litter picks on both reserves.

  • The daffodils on Thoresby Road side were dead-headed (to make the area look tidier but more importantly to strengthen the bulbs).

  • The two circular plots at the Markham Road entrance were cleared of weeds, raked and then sown with a wildflower seed mixture.

  • Also on the Markham Rd site we cleared over 1000 field maple saplings from an area that has always been grassland and which we want to keep as grassland. Another pulling session will be required next month.

  • On the Alexandrina Plantation reserve, the two annual wildflower areas had still not been rotovated and the weedkiller spraying applied 3 weeks ago seems to have no effect on the larger plants. Four of the group spent the morning digging these out. Provided the Council can rotovate these areas in the next ten days, we could still have time to sow the seed - a provisional date has been set for some of our group to do this.

    The Friends are always looking for extra pairs of hands to help out or to simply support their work, so...

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