We thus decided upon our tasks and split into smaller groups in order to accomplish them. As well as the Green Gym volunteers and Marjorie, we were joined by Mike and Pete from the Fishponds group who oversaw the path-laying and hedge work respectively.
The weather, as usual was kind. Not as warm as recently, but a comfortable temperature for working, and crucially, no rain, despite the skies being somewhat overcast.
The initial aim with the path-laying was to use up the whole of the woodchip pile that had accumulated at the Radley Road end of the site. This was achieved by break time, while good progress was made with cutting up the fallen tree until the remaining sections became too difficult/large to tackle with our saws.
Following refreshments, the main focus was to assist Pete in sourcing lengths of willow and hazel to weave into the hedge on the eastern boundary of the site. A number of posts were also fashioned from larger pieces of wood to replace the worn out ones.
All in all, another productive session and we will be returning again soon no doubt!
|from a different angle...|
|Margaret clears some branches cut from the fallen tree|
|Sally and Ursula rake the woodchip|
|James showing off his new trousers as he wields a saw|
|tea or coffee?|
|the hedge at the eastern edge of the site|
|willow and hazel stalks for weaving into the hedge|
|glow-worm larvae attached to Margaret's glove|