Thursday, 26 April 2012

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

First delivery of new lime trees

Trees beginning to arrive on site - Red twigged/large leafed lime trees (Tilia platyphyllos rubra). These are to be planted along the length of the back street boundary wall. The leaves are green in spring and summer and yellow in autumn. The flowers produced emit a moderate pleasant scent which attracts bees.

Excavating additional drainage channels

Contractors have needed to excavate an additional drainage channel to disperse water which is pooling under the sub surface adjacent to Greengate Street bridge. It is understood that the most likely source of this water is from seepage coming through the brickwork on Greengate Street bridge structure in various areas.

Friday, 20 April 2012

Quote for the week......

“The trees and plants show respect for each other by the way they live in harmony” - Masuru Emoto

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Planting additional shrubs

Planting additional shrubs to the mixed hedging -  varieties include: dog rose, berbaris and pearl bush (exochorda "the bride")

Wild cherry blossom

Our wild cherry are beginning to blossom.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Preparing the hard surface area

Continental Landscapes Ltd begin initial levelling of the base layer stone chippings spread throughout the hard surface area. 

Continental Landscapes Ltd begin initial rolling of the base layer stone chippings spread throughout the hard surface area. Once completed this area will be finished with a limestone dust top surface.

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Installing new pin kerbs

Taking delivery of concrete for the pins kerbs. The pins kerbs will form the edging for the block paving which is to be installed in the centre of the grass area.

Continental Landscapes Ltd installing the pins kerbs for the block paving at the centre of the grass area.

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Community grow your own scheme progress

Digging out the area to the left of the main entrance. New top soil will be added to this area on top of a geo textile membrane (the orange roll) and a protective mesh. Once this is in place the area will be planted with grass, wild flowers and edged with mixed shrubs.

Many of the stone chippings have now been spread throughout the hard surface area. Once levelled this area will be compacted and rolled in preparation for the final limestone dust top surface. In the foreground, the old raised planters are being recycled to make new compost bins.

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Today's Junior Wardens activity

Taking part in a quiz about John Muir.

  Learning how to make home made plant pots.

Filming the activity

Lawn maintenance

Thank you to valued volunteers Karen and David, helping to maintain our lawn area.

Taking delivery of the stone chippings

Water seepage - Greengate Street Bridge structure

Water continues to seep through the brickwork on Greengate Street bridge structure - between the railway line and March Street. As the seepage is visibly worse during and after rainfall it is suggested that the source of the water is from the road surface/road drains on Greengate Street, directly above.

Looking from Green Heart Den upwards towards Greengate Street.