Wednesday, 14 January 2015
Tidying The Canal Building Grounds
The Canal Building, located at the top end of the sports field, is where you will have found Ady, Graham, Callum, Ali and Danny today. They spent the whole day tidying the grounds around the building, pruning shrubs, removing ivy, raking out the last of the autumn leaves and renovating an overgrown beech hedge.
The beech hedge, the top of which had not been pruned for a number of years, had become too tall for such a small area so needed to be reduced. When renovating a beech hedge this is best done when dormant so from now until end of February is a suitable time. Reduced by half, and its side trimmed back, the hedge will, hopefully, be attended to annually to keep its growth in control.