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Another productive morning

The main achievement was removal of the large phormium from the flowerbed on the corner of Campbell Gardens so that the Purbrook sign can now be seen clearly. Meanwhile, at Purbrook Gardens more brambles were dug out along with two … Continue reading

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Purbrook Gardens

Our first work party at Purbrook Gardens was a great success with 14 volunteers including five residents of Purbrook Gardens giving up their Sunday morning to tidy this neglected area.  We concentrated on cutting back and digging out brambles and … Continue reading

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Purbrook Spring Clean 24th March 2019

There was an impressive haul from the litter pick on Sunday 24th March. We collected 46 bags of rubbish, plus numerous road cones, two tyres (including a metal reinforced one) a drill, electric fan and a four piece dinner service.  … Continue reading

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The last of the laurel, for now

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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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