Oct 08 2019

Bishop’s Knoll Volunteer Newsletter October 2019

Not many were able to come to the Working Party on the 5th – perhaps due to a typing error in the last Newsletter! However six of us were able to carry on with the beehive path which is now almost complete. As always there were tree stumps to remove (thanks John!) and much sieving  by George, Chris, Bev

 Success! John removes the final tree root to allow the sloping path up to the pergola to be completed

and Richard. The resulting fine gravel has now been added to the path behind the rebuilt wall and the excess soil tipped below the wall to help level the site

  

Sievers at work                                   Now all we need are railings below the pergola

Meanwhile Nick of “Stonesthrow” has been busy and has made an excellent job of repointing the wall above Terrace 5. He has now moved on to rebuilding the re-taining wall above Terrace 4.

Chris inspecting Nick’s latest efforts

Other news

In the afternoon your Hon Sec came across the unveiling of a memorial sculpture to the WW2 Women of Bristol on the Avon Wildlife Trust site. This has been made

 

Cutting the ivy “ribbon”                                        “ Ruth”

by the same sculptor who built the AWT “Whale” and was commissioned by Peter White (of White’s Paddock which he bought for the Trust). Its clever construction from round poles with spaces between makes it a valuable habitat for insects and birds.

Next working Party 2nd November!

Thanks to Chris for this Newsletter

 

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