A glorious sunny morning ended with rain just as we had finished. 13 of us spent a couple of hours weeding and tidying the beds round the entrance and sides of the memorial garden, clearing the hard standing, and clearing the pond and filters of leaves. We also removed a number of Ailanthus seedlings and saplings in the Park. Thes trees , the Tree of Heaven, has number of medicinal uses in the far east, but is a foetid, quick growing and unstable tree as was found in Hedgemead when one came down, taking out the railings and the roof of a neighbouring house.
The first February gardening session was devoted to preparing the beds and pruning. The second session followed up the work of the council removing laurels in the memorial garden in preparation for a new bed Read more…