Monday 29 April

Thirteen members turned up to work on the pond liner and its surroundings.  During the morning we completed a fence around the pond and the required posts though ideally we need some more to improve the stability of the fence.  Flags (plants not stones) were strewn onto the liner to produce a more natural setting.  Some water had accumulated from Sunday morning’s rain and more is forecast for this afternoon so the pond may begin to look more natural.

A wander around the area showed the saplings growing well and there is plenty of blossom on the orchard fruit trees.  On a less good note Japanese knotweed was spotted on Beauchief Drive margins on the right ascending the hill towards the AGC maintenance yard.