Station Volunteers' Report
The weather has made it difficult to attempt anything at the station for the last month or two, but suddenly a couple of 'Spring' days had the desired effect and we 'sprung' into action (well not exactly 'sprung', rather we 'creaked' into action!).
We did an immense amount of clearing the beds of dead vegetation and leaves, pruned the roses, and planted 80 pansies along with a further 15 primulas to augment the ones already in situ. We must say, it has brightened up everywhere and looks cared for again. We sincerely thank Kath and Andy Gildon for giving up precious time to help us--it made such a difference! ISS (the station maintenance team) have been very proactive in removing all the bags of refuse we created and this has been a good help to us.
The forsythia is breaking into flower along with the spring bulbs, so everywhere should look really pretty soon. Although we planted a further selection of bulbs in September, we have definitely lost a lot more daffodils from the planters on the Crewe side. We suspect that voles, mice and squirrels have treated the beds as a larder! You can't be angry with them though.
Enjoy the station gardens and do please say 'hello' when you see us. Quite safe unless we try and put a rake in your hand!
We desperately need help (so our psychiatrist says!) and if you feel you could help for an hour occasionally, we would be most grateful. Despite the jokes, it really is a very soothing and satisfying experience to keep the place going, watch wildlife and generally relax! Don't hesitate to ring us on the numbers below if you could help us!
Tony & Barbara Icke 861833
Peter & Heather Hammond 861277
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