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Hedge Pruning

Posted on 19th March, 2017 in General News | News (0 Comments)

A small group of volunteers tackled the hedge that runs down the┬áside of the wood, bordering the housing estate today. Many of the whips had become incredibly tall and were in desperate need of a prune in order to make them grow more bushy. The nettles, brambles and other weeds that strangle the hedge were … Read more »

Paths Re-surfaced in DKH Wood

Posted on 14th January, 2017 in General News | News (0 Comments)
Paths Re-surfaced in DKH Wood

Our application for Cleaner, greener, Safer funding from Southwark Council was successful and we were awarded the money to get the paths in the wood topped up with new gravel. The previous surface was disappearing under the yearly layer of leaf mulch and so had gradually disappeared, leaving a muddy track. Following a meeting with … Read more »

Bulbs planted in new glade

Posted on 26th October, 2016 in General News | News (0 Comments)
Bulbs planted in new glade

Today we planted some woodland bulbs in the new glade that we have created in Dog Kennel Hill Wood. We ordered them from naturescape.co.uk who specialise in British wild flowers. We selected bulbs that should do OK in a woodland setting: 25 wild ransoms 25 English bluebells 25 wood anenome 25 winter aconite 25 single … Read more »

Autumn 2016 Work Day

Posted on 9th October, 2016 in General News | News (0 Comments)

Six volunteers came armed with bin bags, litter pickers and secateurs today. Our main tasks were to tame the hedge up near the adventure playground and make it less straggly and easier to walk past, a final cut of the last third of meadow and some litter picking. It’s always amazing how much litter can … Read more »

Summer 2016

Posted on 16th September, 2016 in General News | News (0 Comments)
Summer 2016

We have had a very hot summer this year and the grass in the park is parched brown. The meadow grew well and we had some lovely grasses grow interspersed with meadow flowers: common mallow, chicory, wild carrot, greater knapweed, goats rue, sedum acre, hedge woundwort, red clover, corn poppy to name a few. During … Read more »