This weekend was our last working session of 2012.
We kept our fingers crossed for dry weather last weekend but Saturday 24th was wet and miserable. The Community Payback team were due to extend the dead hedging by the tennis courts and refurbish the existing stretch. They managed an hour’s work but then called it a day – without much impact on the dead hedging. This will now have to wait for the New Year.
On the Sunday it was drier. We still had 1250 crocus and 250 daffodils to plant – mainly round Cleveland Walk. Its a good job the Kempshott Scouts volunteered to give a helping hand – an enthusiastic team of 8 scouts and their leader set too at 10.15am and by 12.00 noon it was Job Done!
If you want a job done properly – ask the Scouts. We were hugely impressed by their team work. Thanks a lot, guys!
As we reach the end of the year we still have work to do on Dellwood Hedgerow – clearing up after the strimming, planting some plug plants and inserting some spring bulbs which have been waiting patiently in troughs to reach their final destination. The wet weather was against us here and the work is still pending – awaiting a significant dry spell in December or January.