Yesterday the Swiggles (Southwood Volunteers) got stuck in digging up all the invasive bamboo by Pear Trees Cottages. It was difficult work but great to get it all removed, and we recycled the stems for gardening. I’m also pleased that only a few volunteers were around to witness my unique bamboo tipping technique. Once we’d excavated the clump I sat on the stems, and was rather startled by the speed which I tipped backwards down the slope.
Meanwhile Mary and Louise spent 3 hours blowing leaves off paths around the Copse Entrance. The acculumated leaves have formed a dense layer on the paths, so it was great to make a start at clearing them. As it’s a very time-consuming task I’ll take out the blower to all the winter Southwood tasks, so volunteers can take turns playing with the backpack blower.