Thursday, 30 May 2013

Stakes and chips

Volunteers on our latest work party first of all set about improving the steps we built some months ago.  Many feet had eroded much of the soil so we re-surfaced with some woodchip, kindly donated by Andy and Lucy England of England's Finest Gardens (garden landscaping & tree surgery)
 
 
Then we set about improving the camber on the path through the Valley Woodland.  You can see in the photo below that there is a strong slope downhill, so we are fixing hazel poles on the downhill edge to stop you sliding down into the nettles - or even the stream below.
 
 
 
The poles are held in place by hazel stakes.
 
 
 
These are then nailed to the poles and sawn off flush.
 
 
 
We have made a good start and will be extending the path edging through the grassy bit and down past posts 10 & 11.
 
     

 
 

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