Winter’s end?

On 17th February a sharp eyed FHCG member spotted a large, broken, branch caught high up in the trees near the McDonald Road end of the garden and reported it.

Delighted to state that on the 18th the council workers dealt with the issue and removed it, preventing a potentially dangerous crash to the ground. The storms are taking their toll on our trees and the Friends volunteers are trying to collect the larger branches for future use.

But not to worry, despite the foul weather, we are beginning to see the fruits of our bulb planting. Some shoots of colour and spring buds are appearing, and we hope for a bumper flowering soon.

Pending spring!

Winter is a quiet time in the garden. The Friends continue to work, removing litter and keeping the paths clear. We are also planting more shrubs and plug plants for the coming spring and summer. A few shoots are beginning to appear, and we are hopeful of a bumper display of spring flowers come the longer days.

Here are a few pictures for your enjoyment, especially the marvellous Oyster mushrooms growing on the logs and our little feline friend.

Many thanks to Jenny and Rachel for the pics.