This week’s report comes from Phil Lee, long-time member of the FOGG working party:

Seven willing volunteers spent a nice few hours in Glen Golye today.

Again, we watered the new plants on the river walk, and the palms around the upper area. We weeded, and we started clearing (it takes us back virtually twelve months, to when we started) brambles that are re-emerging, left-overs from last year, and other dominating plants that would otherwise take over. We cleared up strimmed foliage, left by EDDC.

Whilst working on the river walk, a fox passed through. Nice to see.

Every week, we admire plants, particularly trees, that were not evident when we first started, as they were smothered and struggling for light and space.

It is obvious that EDDC have limited resources, particularly for maintaining the grass area. We think that it is therefore best to propose/agree a scheme which will be easy to maintain (ie cut) whilst also having a ‘meadow’ area.

One huge plus for Glen Golye, is the shade that it offers – even on the sunniest of days – to volunteers and visitors alike.

In one of those areas with a pleasant mix of shade and sun, we can see the emergence of Harlequin Glorybower saplings:

Photos taken by Phil Lee