Monthly Archives: July 2011

Want to Make a Difference?

Unfortunately, we ‘members of the public’ are only insured to work in the Park when a Council employee is present, so the Friends of Dyke Road Park can’t organise more than one official Saturday ‘work party. However, Steve the gardener … Continue reading

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Those noisy gulls at 5:30am

I have been woken early by gulls yet again, so I thought I’d see if I could send them away using sound. ¬†Gulls don’t have many predators but I remember seeing a TV wildlife documentary where Arctic Skuas ate gulls’ … Continue reading

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Community gardening and growing community: the Greenway

The Northern Greenway’s rangers are inviting people to come and help give it a summer clear-up next Sunday, 24 July, 1-4pm. This actually sounds like what the Greenway needs. It looks nice, but people are reluctant to use it because … Continue reading

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Wet Work Day!

Despite light rain (more a heavy mist, really), six of us did some satisfyingly productive work in the rose garden – dead-heading the roses along the border, and in two of the triangular beds. Getting into the triangular beds required … Continue reading

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Gardening Work Party 16 July

This is your chance to contribute in a practical way to keeping the Park looking good. Join in a gardening work party at 10.30 on Saturday 16 July. We will be cutting back dead shrubs and clearing the ground beneath, … Continue reading

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Friends of Dyke Road Park – minutes

Here are the minutes of the July meeting. Matters discussed included plans for the next gardening work day, for improving biodiversity in the park, for retaining at least some of the roses in the rose garden, and for holding a … Continue reading

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