Saturday, 24 November 2018

Fencing, planting and rebuilding at Quarry Bank on Sunday 18th November 2018

A big turnout for my return to leading after a very long time....  11 of us turned out on a chilly but beautiful autumnal day for a spot of cleft fencing around the village pond (finishing off a job previously started in October).  We were working with Ranger Vicky.  

We started by measuring out the section that needed to be finished... could we finish the fence without shortening the last piece... wait and see!

Meanwhile a small group of us made our way over to Norcliffe Chapel to plant bulbs...

Vicky had purchased a large quantity of bluebells, lesser celandine and wood anemone to plant at the side of the church in the shaded woody area where a septic tank is buried.

We planted 1000 bluebells in a swathe between these two trees.

Lesser celandine and wood anemone were planted in large clusters under trees and along the fence line.  

Hopefully in Spring there will be a gorgeous mix of blue, yellow and white flowers covering this previously bland area.

Time for tea, cakes courtesy of Denise's mum; a selection of brandy fruit cake, ginger cake and lemon drizzle loaf went down a treat.

After break the cleft fencing continued and the bulb planting had finished so a group of us headed over to the wood at the side of the chapel to spread wildflower seeds, meanwhile...

Tricky work getting the last section of fencing to fit!


Cleft fence completed (no need to shorten anything as we had it measured out perfectly) and looks stunning in the late afternoon sun!

Our last and final task of the day was building a new pathway support in the wood...

Not quite finished result as we ran out of time but looking pretty sturdy.

We all had a fabulous day, will you see Denise leading again anytime soon, watch this space!

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