Feeling summer is over

Marcus and myself made it this week. We topped up the bird-feeders and then headed south just snipping back any bramble growing across the path, and picking up any litter. We got to the Potsford Dam bridge so a lot of ground covered.

What we need to be doing next month is rolling back the scrub, digging out the bramble roots, and seeding the bare earth with our wildflower meadow seed mix.

This month is where we are caught between the seasons and cannot really do much. The bird-nesting season is over, but there is no way that I am going to cut back the fine crop of fruit that is there for the wildlife. They will fatten up on this as they get ready for winter.

Being so close to it, we can really see how the madly vigourous growth is now really slowing down as the summer ends. Really quite interesting to see.

Next one is Sunday 16th and much of the same.

Paul

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Just trying to create a slice of wildlife and a place for people to chill out and meet new friends in this crazy world that we live in.
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One Response to Feeling summer is over

  1. Dan Sustrans says:

    Hi Paul,

    Thanks for sharing, always good to hear about your work on the greenway.

    I have now moved on to a new role in Sustrans. Your new primary contact going forward will be Tom Aplin (cc’d).

    Would you add his name to your mailing list please so that he can stay up to day with all you guys?

    Cheers,

    Dan Robertson Network Delivery Coordinator Sustrans Scotland | Rosebery House | 9 Haymarket Terrace | Edinburgh | EH12 5EZ 07785 273 740 [Sustrans email footer] Follow @SustransScot on Twitter for information about our work in Scotland Like Sustrans Scotland on Facebook

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