All rather wet and drizzly and hardly inviting earlier today –  but the FOGG volunteers were again out along the Glen doing their thing. And not only was a lot done, but a few observations made too.

Here’s FOGG working party member John Hopkins reporting – together with a fine photo of snowdrops coming up:

“A dull but very mild day for our session today with 5 willing workers.

We started moving the large pile of wood chips by wheel barrow and spreading them as a mulch on the raised beds and continued clearing three cornered leek bulbs and new growth of brambles from the area behind the bench adjacent the lawn area.

A song thrush loudly chirping away close by as we worked.

All our our efforts with winter bulb planting looks to be paying off with multiple shoots of new growth. The tree ferns are still looking superb and with even signs of new fronds starting to shoot.

Working adjacent to the footpath, everyone passing stops for a brief chat and to thank us for what we have already achieved which is very rewarding. One gentleman commented he was moving to Glen Road in a couple of weeks and hoped to join our working parties once he was settled.”