Events 2018

  • Rescue weekend
  • Planting wildflowers in the verge
  • Planting snowdrops in Walnut Way

    Rescue weekend

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    Again we invited volunteers to come and help clear litter from our local woodlands.

    McIlroys Blundells Copse Up Norcot Road

    We had to cancel the event that was planned for the beginning of March because of the snow. Fortunately when we rescheduled the event the weather was a bit kinder. You can read a summary report about the event and a full report too. Thanks to all the people who came and helped and to the businesses who donated prizes for the raffle.

    Planting wildflowers in the verge

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    Some time ago Kew Gardens gave us some wildflower seeds. We had a chat about where we would put them and decided to set up a trial area to see how they went. Paul did very well getting the seeds germinated and decided it was time to get them in the ground at the junction of Armour Road and Lower Armour Road. The weather had proved impossible and we had to cancel a couple of sessions but eventually we got them in. Fingers crossed!
    And if all goes well we will plant some more around Tilehurst to brighten our days.

    Are we ready Looking good Looks about done Job done

    Planting snowdrops under the trees by Walnut Way

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    I looked back to see what we had done in previous years and found that this time last year we had planted some snowdrops and aconites in the grass here and that it had rained. I thought at the time that it was unusual for it to rain during our planting sessions. Not so. Two years running we have been rained on to plant the snowdrops. But at least we got the snowdrops on time!
    We did get a load of helpers, despite the rain. And we got the snowdrops in in record time - no doubt urged on by the weather. Apart from the regular helpers Sally came - she had seen us working away and since she lives nearby she thought it only fair to help plant the snowdrops since she would get the benefit more that any of us.

    In they go Even the stump got some another bunch in Kate completing the circle Jenny and Bea

    And here is what the snowdrops that we planted a couple of years ago in front of the library look like this year. Yes, it is all worth while.

    Stretching to get the lights up And they are up - well done

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