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Archive for January, 2016


Monday, January 25th, 2016

Cut low lying branches of the trees near the forest schools education ground. So it would be safe for the youngsters. Worked in the forest schools area, taking down wooden areas for the youngsters.


Monday, January 25th, 2016

Carol Seely taught us how to recognise branch collars of branch ridges and how to take account of them when prunning tree branches. She explained when to use secateurs, loopers, prunning saws & buzz saws we had a practical exercise in prunning lavender & then deadheading & light prunning of hydrangeas.


Monday, January 25th, 2016

All volunteer litter picked, ground frozen in park, really slippy in parts of the park, very cold morning.


Monday, January 25th, 2016

Stayed indoors for a talk by Carol Seely on why we prune & how we prune. She produced samples of things from various trees to show how buds were either paired ¬†or alternative. She then showed us how to prune the two types to prevent not & disease on the pruned plant. Good as always […]

Wednesday 20th January2016

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

Well the sun came out at Edward Kemp Community Garden and it was wonderful to see some of our volunteers. They got straight to work (well after a couple of coffees). Wouldn’t it be wonderful for the sunshine to stay!