Monday April 12th 2021
Just returned from 2 hours watering,weeding and tidying at school.
First job was watering the 2 wooden planters and the remaining 2 flower pots at the front of school…
After locking up front gate I went down the road and into school grounds via the school field gate..
Pleasantly surprised in the school wildlife area ie pathways reasonably clear and area not too bad apart from massive amount of alexanders in flower everywhere😢
Decided to clear nettles,cleavers and alexanders alongside top pathway…also cleared patch of alexanders from just below far steps plus picked up lots of fallen branches and twigs and added them to various woodpiles ..
Picked up small amount of litter ie some from playground and some thrown over fence from the public footpath😡
Final tasks were to remove more alexanders from copse by wildlife pond,tidy around the outdoor classroom seating area near the pond and to tidy away canes,sticks and string from the nearby willow …willow was meant to be a dome but has ended up a curve with enormously tall willow trees🙂
Lots of lovely birdsong heard plus bees seen in the wildlife area this morning
Also crab apple,apple,plum and pear blossom……..flowers seen included snakehead fritillaries ,hellebores,daffodils,honesty,celandines,primroses,bluebells etc….plus marsh marigolds in the wildlife pond
Pied wagtail in the playground probably enjoying the peace as it’s the school Easter holidays.