Take a close look and see the difference - and I am wearing my reading glasses! - a case of before and after thanks to the work of our painter Janis,a man of many parts who has given two coats of Fence Line,Paddy Millea's best brew,to our fence at the Rock.A third coat will follow in due course after a period of 'curing'.You have to admit we do it right.Our thanks to Janis.
You will also see that stone has been added along the Trailhead courtesy of Tipp. County Council workers who made the drop and to our neighbour,Liam Browne who spread the stone with rake and perspiration.Our thanks Liam.
August we have spent on various jobs including identifying various plants which have been growing under our feet,unrecognized but for the sharp eyes of our latest volunteer Andy;encouraging briars to move off the tracks with use of the 'gawlogue',a forked stick much favoured by a late uncle of mine,Paddy Whelan exposing shrubs,bushes and trees,especially at the area of the old gate on the Green Walk,north-west corner.
Included here are the Whitethorn,Spindle,Ash,a magnificent Cherry and others as yet unidentified.Some pollarded trees are to be seen in the vicinity of the old gate entrance as well.
Here in particular more light and space is in evidence and this should encourage over time the flourishing of the existing flora as well as the emergence of what lies hidden in the ground - my next blog will deal with one such that has appeared in the vicinity lately.
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