Monday 4 September

Heather patch before weeding
Heather patch after weeding

Well, is it autumn or is it summer? Today was like a midsummer morning with the temperature already in the 20s, but twelve of us still turned up. With one staying behind to litter pick, the rest went up to the Bradway Recreation Ground. The heather patch was cleared of the seasons’ growth of weeds, grass and associated plants. To begin with, it was difficult to see any heather at all, but by the time we had finished 22 thriving plants had been exposed. Last year’s count was 26, but the survivors get healthier. Stone was searched for, which will form the base of the new Seat; and holly was cut from the path edge. Apart from helping to clear the area, this was used to cover the stone bench foundations