On the second Saturday of each month we hold Workdays on the Green to which all are welcome. Join us at the Albion Villas Road entrance at 10.30 am, making sure you are wearing strong shoes or boots and have a good pair of gardening gloves to protect your hands. Do also bring any small hand tools you may have.
This month (as well as the usual litter-picking) we focused on clearing areas of bramble. While bramble flowers are a food source for honey bees and bumblebees and bramble leaves are eaten by certain caterpillars, it is important for the purposes of biodiversity to regularly cut back large areas of bramble. This enables other plant species to access the light and space they need to grow. As we cleared areas of bramble this time around, speading patches of cyclamen and clumps of daffodils came into view. Several of the site’s privet hedges (a reminder of when the Green was home to a tennis club) were given a trim.