Plug planting – the last 600

Maintenance and Conservation Event, Sunday 19th June 2022 With the planting season coming to an end a final push was given to get the last trays of wildflowers into the top field.         Our wonderful volunteers showed up as usual with dibbers and trowels and the last…

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Planting Wildflowers

    Scabious. Vetch. Cowslip. Ragged Robin. Knapweed. Greater Burnet. What a fantastic collection of wildflower plugs to get growing on our top field.           And what a fantastic and varied crew to plant them on Sunday afternoon. About 24 volunteers this week.      …

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Planting Woodland Flowers 24/4/22

    An absolutely fantastic turnout of 20 volunteers on Sunday to plant baby plug plants in the South Wood (that’s the area between the paths leading to Woolton Road and Quickswood Road).         About 600 plugs (a generous over-supply from Adam at LWT) including Foxglove, Primula…

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Tree Planting

Volunteer Event March 20th 2022   The aim of our volunteers on this bright sunny Sunday was to plant numerous ‘whips’ along the main paths and in the woods and Forty Fabulous Foresters turned up to help with the task.       Kevin from Earthworks Liverpool explained the plan…

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Path Clearance

Path Clearance 23rd January 2022       Although our paths have been newly topped and our carriageway scraped, everywhere gets covered with leaves during autumn, and so the first maintenance event of the year was a good old clean up.   The carriageway was one of the targets of…

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Wildflower Planting

The carriageway has been scraped and all the leaf debris from decades has been piled and landscaped into a curved slope looking like it has been there since the time the carriageway was built. Still a little bare, it was agreed that it needed planting and seeding to naturalise it.…

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Path Clearance

Path Clearance – Sunday 1st August Childwall Woods and Fields, like everything during lockdown, was getting a bit overgrown, and a trim was well overdue. Brambles and nettles closed the paths on the bottom two fields while rhododendrons pushed across the paths in the woods. BUT our volunteers made short…

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Rhododendron Bashing 27th December 2020

Rhododendron ponticum is classified as an invasive non-native species as it destroys habitats and animals with its toxicity.  The Woodland Trust calls it  A devil in disguise.  ‘It may look pretty, but its effect on the landscape is significant’,  say the Woodland Trust in their article about invasive species.  They…

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