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Green gym gyrations for geriatrics!

by Rod Kebble (aged 66) As the youngest person present yesterday, I shall probably get into trouble for the title of this piece. However, none of our much younger volunteers were on hand, so pensioner power made itself felt in the woods. The rhododendron selected for clearance had previously been left alone due to the […]

The Glorious 27th!

by Rod Kebble Saturday 27th October saw the opening of this year’s rhodie-bashing season, as the last of the rhododendron ponticum in Tankersford Copse is seen off the premises. This will not, however, be the end of this winter sport as there is more rhododendron in Wey Wood awaiting attention. Saturday’s volunteers were following in […]

Slicing cakes and logs

by Rod Kebble As well as being the annual Adopt-a-calf Day (see next post, below), 12th May was also a regular working party for the conservation volunteers. Nine volunteers turned up and — after they had tidied the place up a bit in readiness for our visitors — split into three groups: a trio to […]

Too cold to dig but snowdrops break through

by Rod Kebble Although the temperature at Pierrepont Farm was -9°C at 0600 on 4th February, nine volunteers were on-site by 0930, ready to put more hedge plants into the ground. However the ground proved too frozen to dig, so the volunteers fell back on the on-going winter Plan B, namely attacking rhododendron. The area […]

Pierrepont working party, 11th June 2011

by Rod Kebble Commitments elswhere reduced our numbers to seven but we nonetheless managed to do several tasks in the day. While two people cleaned up the education room in advance of a visit from the Frensham History Society, two more sowed grass seed around the banks of the new pond — now nearly full […]