Hey a great stint today â€“ spring is in the air and the project is going to receive a cash donation!!! Still got to sort it out yet but the lady read the article in the local Life magazine and was inspired to donate Â£50 â€“ wicked.
Well things are coming along very nicely and it seems that the three point plan of attack is working a treat. If anyone missed it (hah of course they did) itâ€™s really simple.
- Turn over 1.5 panels removing the top surface and stacking it to rot down. Use exposed cinder to rebuild path
- Remove litter from area where you cut the brambles last week (the brambles will be easy to rake away and get to the litter)
- Cut down next weeks batch of brambles.
So all told Iâ€™m actually working on 4.5 panels each week and effectively working 2 weeks ahead of myself.
I hit a rich patch of cinder that was higher than the existing level so Iâ€™ve been able to patch areas further up the line, filling in some muddier areas so that they have become at least passable.
I reckon that in the next few weeks I could be up to actually filling the very worst spot which is at least 6 inches in mud. If I can fill this by summer it will mean The Line from where I started to the main road will be passable without jumping from dry spot to not quite so muddy spot. It will be the first time in 8 or so years (if not more) that this will be possible.
A bit of revelation on the wildlife front, even more lady birds who seem to love the new nettles that are begininng to flourish, I hope our many spotted friends will move to the new flowers in the spring! Here’s a picture of one, quite hard to photograph but at least this one’s smiling!
Plus there are actually loads and loads of seedlings!!
The seed I scattered earlier in the year are growing,
they’re still small and a long way to go yet before we get flowers but â€œtheyâ€™re offâ€ as they say.
So yeh, a good session three hours or so on a nice spring morning, no nasty rubbish just the same old cornucopia of crisp packets and beer bottles â€“ but I have spotted something that looks decidedly like an old discarded lamp post!! Either that or it a forgotten rocket launcher!!! Who knows Iâ€™ll keep report back next week.