The window boxes at the Community Centre have been cleared at last of summer bedding and filled with fresh compost ready for planting the usual winter pansies and polyanthus. We also collected 6 bags of leaves in that area and still plenty to come down as there are on most of the trees in the village.
Our next meeting will be on the 12th December but probably we won’t meet in January.
The team met at the beginning of September to make a start on autumn jobs. The roses in the community centre beds have now been pruned back and this month we’ll deal with the village green rose beds. By this time most summer bedding will be finished and that will be cleared away ready to plant up with winter in mind
We’ll meet at the Community Centre on October 3rd and 17th at 9.30am.
The PCC has been kind enough to convey their sincere thanks to our group for the work we have carried out over the past few years in St. Mary’s churchyard. We are grateful for the acknowledgement.
However it would appear that the church wish to adopt a policy of the non-use of weedkiller around the trees. I would like to point out that the reason weedkiller is used around the base of ANY trees growing in grassed areas is to prevent serious damage to the bark from the use of strimmers which can lead to the eventual demise of the tree. I know this because I have seen it happen in my career in horticulture and arboriculture.
For this reason, Roundup is recommended in these circumstances but of course we will respect the wishes of the PCC in this matter.
The team will resume our meetings on Monday 12th September at 9.30a m at the Community Centre. We are always pleased to welcome new members so if you have time to spare, come and join us.
You will have read in the council notes, What's On March 16, that the Best Kept Village Competition will no longer take place. Interest and support have been dwindling for several years and with so few villages entering, there is little point in carrying on.
However our team will continue to keep Wenvoe clean and tidy for the benefit of us all with particular emphasis on the ongoing litter problem which continues to blight the road between the Walston Castle and Ruhr Cross.
Our work during March included pruning the roses on the village green and removing the accumulation of debris, mainly leaves left over from the autumn.
Next meeting Monday, April 18th at 9.30 a.m.