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Conservation Work - Past
We will be returning to continue with this site looking at doing some dry stone walling,an opportunity for creative use of on site materials as well as clearance and weeding and maybe planting.
The main task today will be clearing himalayan balsam in Northcliffe woods from the slopes above the pond and from the banks along the beck.There will also be some footpath clearing and silt trap emptying for those who prefer to avoid slopes.
We will be levelling the area around the shed and feeding and netting fruit bushes as well as general orchard maintenance.
We are at Culture Fusion again tomorrow at least to start with, the tomatoes need staking and supporting, courgettes and runner beans planting out, we are nearly there with weeding the meadow, (one last push), oxeye daisies need spreading out around the meadow. etc
We can go up to the nature reserve later if we decide we want to. (we don't have a minibus driver for tomorrow, so we could walk, car or taxi).
We will be doing general orchard maintenance, mowing, feeding trees, weeding, netting bush fruit etc
We will be working with Aire Rivers Trust, on completing a revetment and on pathwork.
Continuing with the roof garden. We will be building bed/mini greenhouse for tomatoes, staking tomatoes, planting vegetables, weeding the meadow, sowing seeds, potting up seedlings etc.
Over the past couple of years we have had occasional days helping the residents in the streets around Sydenham Place to create a space for food growing and wildlife in a previously abandoned space. We will return to continue improving the area and extend it by clearing further up and down the site.
We will be working along Canal Road, cycle path route where we have planted trees and wildflowers before. We will be working on a beck clean up.