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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Wed 10th Oct 2018 - Community Orchard / Wetland Walk, Adgestone. GG # 756.

Mark's Photographs.

Raking in the orchard.

Dredging logs out of the pond.

Now we are well into October, most of our tasks are to tidy everything up now the summer growth is over. The rangers had been in before our arrival and strimmed down the grass and weeds, all ready for us to rake and pile. Collecting it all up will deny the ground of the nutrients so that the area will be meadow-like next year. Some light pruning of the various fruit trees was undertaken although the pear trees were left for another time. Other GGmers were involved with dredging logs out of the pond, using a grappling hook and relocating cut material left behind by the electricity workers when the cut back under their pylons. The weather could not have been more perfect with sun and a noon day temperature of around 20C...which is some 5C above the average for this time of year. Everything was looking very spick and span at the end of the session - well done everyone..!

Many thanks to Mark for contributing the photographs.

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