This morning’s volunteer session saw 2 new volunteers arrive and the return of 3 others. The main focus of the day was to take the saplings we ordered and to plant these on the footpath leading from the top of our newly installed steps, leading towards The Glade.
As can be seen above in the first photograph, our project was an overgrown strip of land, covered in ivy, rubbish and fallen branches. With several volunteers available, the area was quickly cleared leaving good quality bare soil, which we then quickly filled in with native British saplings before their roots dried out. The last photograph shows our newly created thicket, in an area that receives plenty of sunshine, so we hope that in the next 2 or 3 months, many of the saplings will start to put out new leaves.
The photos below show another picture of the newly planted saplings in our hedge. The middle picture shows some of the volunteers who took part in this morning’s volunteer session and the final picture is a reminder that although it’s still cold and dark, hazel catkins in flower are a reminder that Spring and warmer, brighter days are on the way.