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Preparing for Spring!

Wednesday, February 5th 2014

Today we have carried out work along a bank between the river and the road leading to the Visitor Centre. Along this bank many Orchids grow during the spring and summer. Each year we cut back the brambles and grasses to allow the Orchids to thrive.

This is the area before we started work.

Once it had been strimmed the loose material was raked off.

Fingers crossed it won't be too long before we see some sunshine and the flowers start to appear!


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