SMAWL update – July/August 2012

We had another good working day on June 9th – it was one of the few dry days amid the downpours (and Alison brought doughnuts for our tea break!).  We did the following tasks:

  • Extended our plant nursery bed – the perennial wildflowers plants we started from seed are growing well and many need to be planted out, so we need more room.
  • Cleared the nettles on the far bank of the ditch where the path between the two bridges will be, and along the bank side where we’re going to plant primroses.
  • Strimmed the weeds down to the ground in one of our next planting areas, and covered the ground with plastic to inhibit re-growth.
  • Completed this year’s planting of annual wildflower seeds.
  • Cut back the hedge where it was starting to overhang the pavement.

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The bridges are ready to be taken to the site and erected (they are looking so good, excellent workmanship from Brian and team) – we just need a spell of decent weather!

Events coming up include:

  • A stall at the Village Fete on July 7th, which will feature a competition to decide the name for the Highworth Road site.
  • Working days on Saturdays 4th August and 1st September, from 9:30am to 4:30pm (break for lunch from 12:30 to 1:30pm).  There’s no working day in July – it’s been brought forward to 30th June on account of the fete.
  • An open day, where the bridges and new bench will be officially unveiled – date to be decided (keep an eye on the noticeboards and website).

We’d love to see you at any of the above – you’ll be made very welcome.

For further information, please call Barry on 826697 or Susan on 824957, or email  You can also read more about the group on the village website,

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