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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Wed 26th Aug 2015 - Millennium Green, Haylands, Ryde. GG # 599.

Rain…What rain…!!!!

Well we had a wet start, a wet middle and yes a wet ending.  However as the photos indicate we were lucky enough to have a few sunny spells and were also lucky enough to have some select Green Gymers who braved the monsoon conditions.

We set about clearing the board walk of mud along its length, this has a tendency to build up with time and could if left rot the supporting timber.

The group pulled horse-tails in one meadow, and in the butterfly meadow where we had the continued battle against succession we removed any bramble, self sown small oak and willow whips.  Note; Succession is where meadows become scrub, become woody shrubs, become forest if left.

Some recently damaged trees which were creating hazards gave us further tasks clearing away the leaning boughs and building a dead hedge.

Many thanks to Mark for the photographs and editorial this week. Well done to all those who braved the elements (Bob the Blog chickened out..!)

Have a look in the IoW CP - dated Friday 28th Aug - page 47. There is a letter from Carole about the work everyone has been doing at the All Saints' Churchyard, Freshwater.

Please do not forget that the next GG session will be the 600th.

This was taken from the weather forecast for Wednesday morning - and for once, they got it right, it bucketed it down.!

Met Office Warnings Issued For: Isle of Wight 
  1. Yellow warning of rain 

    0625 on Wed 26 August
    1700 on Wed 26 August
    Updated  2 hours ago Active
    Outbreaks of rain, heavy at times, will continue to affect parts of southern England this morning, before becoming confined to parts of southeast England and East Anglia by Wednesday afternoon.

    Much of the warning area has seen wet weather over recent days and therefore the public should be aware that this further rain may cause minor surface water flooding and perhaps local disruption to transport. Additionally strong winds will affect some southern coastal areas.This is a further update to pull the warning out of Cornwall, west Devon and southeast Wales, which saw their heaviest rain overnight.

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