This week the team battled with the wind and torrential rain whilst trying to improve the drainage on site! Many areas of the site have become pretty boggy due to the wet weather and blocked up drainage pipes. Everyone worked hard to dig out wider trenches at the entrance and exit points of the pipes which will hopefully improve the flow of water into the ponds on site. We also continued coppicing some very overgrown dogwoods and started to Bash some Himalayan Balsam that is springing up all over the site.
We are really hoping for some warmer/drier weather next week although all that time spent on the bus waiting for the rain to clear meant more time to drink brews – yeah!