Phil Lee of the FOGG working party reports:

Seven keen volunteers enjoyed another dry morning, ideal conditions for the tasks in hand. We again concentrated our efforts in and around the northern area. We continued to clear ivy and other invasive plants from the banks and beds, being careful not to remove useful plants or tread on new shots, particularly the snowdrops, and bulbs edging the lawn.

We are tracing and exposing the course of the old path that detours from the lawn, around the adjacent bed, and back to the main path. The base for a bench has been exposed.

We were serenaded by three goldcrests, the usual robins, and a red admiral was spotted, basking in the sunshine (not unlike some of the volunteers).

With spring just around the corner, maybe we should spend some time in the southern section, ensuring that the brambles and ivy that we cleared in the autumn and winter, do not return again, and to weed around the new planting. And maybe some (supervised) pruning of existing plants. 

Katie Frost of the FOGG working party has sent in some fabulous photos: