Part of the pre-session brief.
The main work area….the hedge.
Yes, it was COLD..! Just look at the frost on the grass.
In the thick of it (or should that be thicket?)
It pays to advertise.
Trimming back and replanting around the seat.
Some of the trimmings from the hedge.
I just knew that I was pushing our luck when, in the blogs for the last few sessions, I mentioned how unseasonably warm the weather had been…..! When I looked at the OAT gauge on the car before starting out to this week's GG session it was reading -4C…Brrrrrrr. On arrival at The Green in Yarmouth, there was still a heavy white frost covering the grass (see photos above). A quick chat from Mark to point out the areas for us to address and away we went. One team tackled a rather dilapidated wooden arch/bench seat with everyone else working at the main hedge site. It doesn't seem to matter how often we visit this venue, there is always plenty for us to work on with bramble and undergrowth crowding out the hedge plants. Excellent progress was made which could be judged by the huge piles of debris we left for subsequent collection. The seating area was cleared of brambles and weeds then planted up with willow whips. Hopefully they will shoot up - ready for us to weave into an archway at a later date. In spite of the rather chilly weather, we had a good turnout including two "new recruits" who joined us for a taster session. (Hope they enjoyed it?)
Many thanks to Sue for taking and submitting the photographs this week.