Total Page-views

Isle of Wight Green Gym - Official Blog.

Blog Archive

IoW GG links

To look at the Isle of Wight Green Gym web page (contains details of sessions etc) please use the following link :-

The link to Twitter is

If you would like to leave us any comments then please use this link

Wednesday 10 April 2024

Wed 10th April 2024, Haseley Manor, Arreton. GG # 976.

 Terry's Photographs.

Alison's Editorial.

This week we were working at Haseley Manor, Arreton.  We were asked to clear a couple of waterways and to collect tree guards.  There has been so much water recently that one waterway at the far end of the site had re-routed itself to bring water onto the land rather than take it to the river.  The original ditch and nearby hedge were cleared.    Another ditch (closer to the house) was also cleared to help drain the land.  Those of us not digging ditches worked our way through the woodland removing tree guards, their plastic ties and wooden stakes.  These will be sorted and either disposed of or recycled.  The morning started off fine and dry but drizzle started towards the end of the session.  Needless to say, it was very soggy underfoot and wellies were a definite requirement.

Many thanks to Alison for her editorial and Terry for the photographs.

Wednesday 3 April 2024

Wed 3rd April 2024 - Fort Victoria, Yarmouth (Part 2). GG # 975.

 Terry's Photographs.

Alison's Editorial.

This week, as promised, we were back at Fort Victoria, Yarmouth.  We undertook further clearance of an area covered in overgrown hazel and sycamore.  Several stacks of the cut material were created.  A small group of people went down to the beach and recovered rope that had come ashore.  A good session leaving quite an impact on the area.

Next week - Hazely Manor, Arreton.

Many thanks to Alison for the editorial and Terry for the photographs.

Wednesday 27 March 2024

Wed 27th March 2024 - Fort Victoria, Yarmouth (Part 1).GG # 974.

 Terry's Photographs.

Alison's Editorial.

This morning we were at Fort Victoria, Yarmouth.  A tree had fallen across one of the paths so we were asked to cut it back.  Further along the path there was an area of overgrown hazel coppice and willow.  Both hazel and willow were cut back and stacked.  This particular path is being used more than usual as part of the coastal path has fallen away.  At another site ivy was cleared.  Conditions underfoot were muddy!  The rain did eventually stop and by the time the session ended it was beginning to brighten up.

It is expected that we will be at Fort Victoria again next week - look out for the confirming email.

Many thanks to Alison and Terry for their contribution to this week's blog 👏.

Wednesday 20 March 2024

Wed 20th March 2024 - RSPCA Bohemia Corner, Godshill. GG # 973.

 Terry's Photographs.

Alison's Editorial.

This week we were at the RSPCA, Bohemia Corner on a lovely spring day.  We were asked to plant a considerable number of whips along one of their boundaries and to fill in a gap in an existing hedgerow which borders the dog walking track.  A few of the whips (cherry and crab apple) were planted at the entrance to the centre and should make a lovely show of blossom in years to come.  As a bonus the ground was soft enough to work with easily.  The staff kindly gave us the use of their kitchen facilities and the staff room at break.

Many thanks to Terry for the photographs and Alison for her editorial.