We have have just been awarded the highest level of achievement by the Royal Horticultural Society under the “It’s Your Neighbourhood” scheme. In marking us “Outstanding”, the RHS assessor commented “The woodland has potential to be used for a wide range of activities and become a major asset to the village and surrounding area”. We’re … Continue reading
Thanks to Vinny Ganley, Grow Wild England Partnership Manager for taking the time to visit our village woods, all the way from his base at Kew Gardens. The Grow Wild project aims to encourage the planting of UK native wild flowers and has provided us with funding to develop an area within the woods as … Continue reading
This afternoon’s job was continuing to mulch the apple trees and checking over the new plantings. All the fruit trees now have a layer of mulch in place to reduce competition from the grass. The newly planted trees are looking good. Couldn’t help noticing that spring is bursting out everywhere.
We have just been awarded funding from Grow Wild to create ‘Bearpark Colliery Meadow’ in this open space in the colliery woods. The plan is to open up the views by taking down the few scattered pine trees and sow meadow wild flower seeds. The seed will come from a farm in Northumberland, where they … Continue reading
Thanks to all the enthusiastic helpers who turned out on a lovely sunny day, we got our 250 Big Tree Plant trees planted. We planted Aspen, Alder, Goat Willow, White Willow, Hazel and Downy Birch.
We’re all set for Sunday now. All we need now is a nice day and a few pairs of hands to get them planted.
On Sunday 16th March between 10:00am and 4:00 pm, we will be planting 250 native trees in the woods. The planting site will be signed from the gates at either end of Aldin Grange Terrace. It’s likely to be muddy and very uneven underfoot and the weather, as ever, unpredictable so, if you’d like to … Continue reading