|Bryan Stringer, Lee Borrell & Susan Stewart arrived at
"Burlinson House" 11 - 11.30 on a bright day in September - just a little
autumn "nip" in the air.
The tasks in hand were to do some tree identification, treat the new fence
at the front of Burlinson House; move the lopped branches Rick had lopped
last week from the side garden; spread the gravel which Bryan had fetched
for the paths around the herb tablet and the alpine garden; trim around the
pond area for the forthcoming pond dipping event and paint the boat seats.
During the course of the afternoon, Jaymie Quinn, one of our members, dropped
in to join us for lunch and coffee.
We have noted form Paul Heaton's diary in the lower greenhouse that he had
been down and had planted some wildflower seeds and foxgloves. The bees will
We started with coffee and a chat with Bryan and then separated to undertake
various tasks. Susan spread the stones at the herb tablet and alpine garden
to emphasize the pathways, while Lee and Bryan moved all of the branches
from the side garden to make a 'barrier' behind the garage. After this Lee
and Susan cleared the pathway around the pond and began with the painting
whilst Bryan cleared away all of the overgrown plant cuttings. We then had
lunch followed by more painting and Bryan beginning the tree ID of the garden
It was a productive day with 1 boat seat area outstanding and can be done
at the next workday!