We ahven’t updated in while so here is a big gallery of what we’ve been up to! Lots of balsam bashing, path clearance as the brambles sneak back in, painting, leaf prints with wax, blackberry eating and plums!
Top meadow garden is now home to a small fairy village nestled on and around the hibernaculum using natural materials to decorate thier ‘gardens’ thanks to the kids of the top meadow gardening club! Can you spot them on your next trip out in ten acres ?
This week it was very rainy so we spent most of our time under the tarp in the woodland staying warm and dry. However, we did venture out to build a magical fairy door/house on top of the hibernaculum complete with its own little garden and decorations (courtesy of violet […]
This weeks top meadow gardening club has EXCITING news! We went to look at the tadpoles in the hidden pond, the middle sized pond in the middle of ten acres wood. Here we captured a few tadpole and froglets and looked at the differences between them. While doing so, one […]
We had a super busy half term this week in Ten Acres with our two volunteering groups! First of all the families in top meadow garden laid down some membrane to supress the bramble roots around the apple tree and reclaim the area for the orchard. The kids loved helping […]
Today was a really busy and active day at Top Meadow garden. We planted lots more primrose and forget me nots. We then moved to the ravine to check on the pond life there and found a variety of pond insects, to add to our flora and fauna catalogue. We […]
We saw new plants and new faces this week in Top Meadow Garden, planting meadowsweet, babbingtons leek and willowherb. We also got out our bug hunting kits and looked at lots of bugs while we were doing so (and found plenty of worms!).
Volunteers continued to restore the river bank last week and clear the built up deadwood and bramble from the riverside making room for young saplings, native trees and plants. Its starting to look really beautiful and they have created another little walk through of the wooded area upon the bank.
We planted mroe wild strawberries today in the top meadow garden and decided upon laying a new path through one of the beds as the children were naturally drawn to cross the beds at this point. We made a few of our own pots using paper and pot shapers and […]
Forest Futures volunteers continued work on Ten Acres this week and along the overgrown banks near riverbrook meadow/broadmeadow they discovered a large old apple tree deep in the overgrowth, surrounded by beautiful lilac trees previously obscured and a few wild dog roses. A stunnig hidden grove of beauty now on […]