Monthly Archives: March 2016

Wild ginger or winter heliotrope?

Wild ginger (Asarum canadense)  or winter heliotrope (Petasites fragrans)? What is the ground cover plant on the New England embankment? I said it was wild ginger; others insisted – rightly as it turns out – that it was winter heliotrope. It makes … Continue reading

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Happy hawthorns

The wild flower meadow on the north east side has been sown, some rubbish has been cleared, some tagging wiped away and the bulbs we sowed in the autumn are showing themselves, particularly the wild daffodils. At last Sunday’s workday … Continue reading

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Colours showing the way

Pink and soft dove grey have appeared on the steps leading up New England embankmentto Brighton Greenway, complementing the regulation yellow tread marking and resonating with the lovely pots of brightly coloured primula tied to the fencing. Whoever waved a … Continue reading

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Repainting the fossil benches

Sadly, Rachel Reynolds’ beautifully sculpted concrete fossil benches have been badly tagged and despite our best efforts we’ve not been able to remove the tags effectively. But now, Simon Bannister from BHCC has valiantly started testing different paints on the … Continue reading

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