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Archive for February, 2016


Monday, February 22nd, 2016

pruned all around the swiss bridge. Park K planted Valerian in the booth by ground bed and cleared some groundsel weeds.


Monday, February 22nd, 2016

We learnt about different soils and how compaction people walking on soil effects plant growth, also about types of soil and the plants that grow well in sandy clay soils. A good turnout with 10 volunteers present.


Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Learnt about different foods and what helps planets grown and etc.


Monday, February 22nd, 2016

1. We started doing a litter pick around the lower lake of the park for half an hour. 2. Our second task was cutting back with secateurs in the Forest schools area of the park. This was to make it safe for the school children. Started to clear the booth by ground big bed of […]


Monday, February 22nd, 2016

course work on herbs and looking after the herd gardens.


Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Planted several roots of Marguerites in the big bed in the booth by ground. Cleared cut branch from a fallen beech in the upper park.


Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Carol Seery taught us how to recognize the ends of branches of trees in winter. I’ve worked at the herb garden to identify the herbs C.S. to draw up a plan of the bed for next week. I’ve then looked at the pruning of the years by the Jackson Memorial to work out how volunteers […]