As every gardener knows, autumn work pays dividends. So as the last of the wildflowers die away, Greening Wymondham’s fortnightly work at Browick orchard continues.
With the help of 25 stalwart and treasured volunteers, the gabion seating is in place in the seating area, paths in the apple orchard mown – though not for the last time – and the wildflower meadow are scythed.
Over the autumn Greening Wymondham will be planting more trees. Last summer, Browick Road primary school used the environment as inspiration and contributed some wonderful paintings to our Great Big Green Week. We’re hoping to build on our relationships with Wymondham schools so they can see us and projects like Browick Orchard as a current and future resource.
Work on Kett’s Park Wood kicks off on October 10th, led by Matt Davies of the Norfolk Fringe Project. There’s a huge range of woodland management tasks so if you fancy a few hours in the open air, bring yourself and a pair of gloves. You can find out more about it on our website www.greeningwymondham.org.uk and check future dates.
And please let us know now if there’s an area of Wymondham that’s particularly litter-heavy. We have another of our Litter Picks on October 7th starting at 11am at the Baptist Church just off the Market Place. If there’s somewhere you consider particularly bad, email firstname.lastname@example.org – and we will try to get a team out there. But we can only do so if we know beforehand so we can organise transport. There will be another litter pick in November so all is not lost.
River litter picking is coming to an end. A bicycle tyre and a chimney lining recently enlivened the usual haul of bottles, broken glass and food wrappers. Sadly and mysteriously, also a dead squirrel, now suitably interred.