MCT Activities in March & April 2020

Not much happening on the site at present in early April because of Corona restrictions, but we are managing to raise a few wild flower plug plants while in isolation, looking forward to better times.  Meanwhile  Keith has wedged the gate open at Nelsons Lane so anyone taking gentle and well spaced exercise can pass through without touching the lever or catch.

We cannot have volunteer group sessions until further notice because of the Corona virus regulations,  but Pam Brown kindly used her short and well-spaced exercise walk on Mayfields on the 29th March to take some excellent photographs in the bluebell dell area.

Cowslips planted by MCT starting to flower again

The Native English daffodils planted in the green in clumps alongside Nelsons Lane are looking particularly good this year.  One group, now in its 3rd year, is shown below.

A pleasant day on Sunday March 8th for work behind Hobmoor Terrace houses.  We also spread 6 bags of gravel on muddy parts of the path behind Goodwood Grove houses.

We took advantage of the lovely sunny weather on 5th March for a litter picking session.  As well as the usual sweet and crisp wrappers several plastic bags had blown in over recent storms and MIke managed to dig out a dumped broken child’s scooter.

It was good to see the 4 clumps of wild daffodils planted in the green by MCT last year starting to flower again by the Nelsons Lane notice board.

Mike and Malcolm also did some more restoration work on the path edges, raking off mud from the recent storms and spreading a thin layer of gravel.  We have a bit of a problem with cyclists going over the verges and transferring mud onto the main path!

Great to see the first of our Wild English Daffodils starting to flower beside Nelsons Lane on March 1st, a perfect start to Spring!  We were actually out working on the path, recycling some turfs dumped on the site to restore the main path edges at the Little Hob Moor end.  We hope this will reduce the number of thoughtless cyclists who go over the verge to avoid shallow puddles.

Well done James!

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