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Removing Invasive Trees

PAWARA Environment Group started the year by digging out invasive laurel and holly from the woodland at Widley Gardens, Purbrook.

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The Bog

In December we continued our programme of maintenance by spreading two large heaps of wood chips around the fruiting hedge at the Bog in Purbrook to suppress undergrowth.  Our previous hard work had paid off and there was very little … Continue reading

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Fruiting Hedge Maintenance at Sandy Brow

Six residents were at Sandy Brow for our November session to clear vegetation from around the fruiting hedge and spread wood chips as a mulch to suppress undergrowth.  We were joined by four scouts, three scout leaders and a tree … Continue reading

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Fungi in Sandy Dell

This fungus was seen in Sandy Dell on Sunday.  It appears to be a larger example of the species seen next to the pavement at the Privett Road end in November 2012. Research indicates it is Infundibulicybe geotropa, also known … Continue reading

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Pond and Car Park Maintenance

We had eight volunteers this morning and we were able to tackle several jobs.  We started by digging some of the sedges out from the centre of Penjar Pond to create a clear area, filling twelve bags, while another group … Continue reading

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Himalayan Balsam Work Parties

Eight volunteers from PAWARA, Havant Borough Tree Wardens and The Ramblers joined Groundwork for this morning’s work party.  There was considerably less Himalayan balsam than last year.  We are making an impression on the Potwell and that is much appreciated.  … Continue reading

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This Morning’s Work Party

A big thank you to the eight volunteers who dug out Spanish bluebells and hybrids this morning.  We filled 19 bags with bluebells, mostly from the small woodland area next to Widley Gardens, and one bag with litter.  This was … Continue reading

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Great British Litter Pick

This morning 22 people turned out for a litter pick around Purbrook filling 51 bags and collecting other assorted rubbish including a radiator, half a scooter, road signs and a 5ft long 10” diameter heavy duty plastic pipe! We were … Continue reading

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Another productive morning at Sandy Dell

With ten volunteers we were able to tackle several jobs.  We dug out a well-established laurel and several other shrubs, removed some of the ground elder from around the English bluebells we planted and cleared soil from part of the … Continue reading

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Pre-Christmas Litter Pick

This morning five volunteers collected 20 bags of litter plus other rubbish including a car seat from Purbrook Heath Road and Purbrook village.  84 bags have been collected in 2017 making a total of 575 bags since records began in … Continue reading

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