Sunday, 9 April 2017
Step repair and blackthorn in bloom
We built our staircase up from the footbridge in 2012. From time to time the stakes become rotten and brittle and the poles come loose, like this one in the photo below.
A new pole was put in and secured with pegs; then woodchip was used to fill the gap. The new pole was a bit thinner so it made the step a little bit lower, but it is better than leaving it in a dangerous state.
Looking up the steps - the blackthorn is at its best now
Soon the petals will fall on the ground like white confetti.
There are huge clumps of blackthorn all over the place in Filnore Woods. Come and see it before it fades.