On a dry and bright morning we had an excellent turnout of 15 members, who were also joined by 3 people from the Practical Conservation Volunteers as well as Chris Riley from Broxtowe Borough Council and the Mayor of Broxtowe.
This session was devoted to the planting of twenty hazel trees and 1200 bulbs which were a mixture of wild daffodils, bluebells and snowdrops. Even though it was a bit late for bulb planting they will soon adjust. The twenty hazel trees, which had been supplied by the Council, represented one for every year of our group's existence. These were planted in an area which was cleared last year just below the viewpoint on Alexandrian Plantation.
We also carried out the usual litter picking and removed three small chairs which had been thrown into the undergrowth.
We are expecting to have an extra working session next Sunday (12 January) to plant 100 hawthorn whips to reinforce the hedgerow alongside the main path on the Markham Road site plus a section on the bridle path where some old hawthorns have died over the last few years.
The Friends are always looking for extra pairs of hands to help out or to simply support their work, so...
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