Saturday 8 June

A big thank you to all who helped and attended the plant sale in May. It was a great success and always helps to raise awareness of the work we do.

Our next work session is on Saturday 8th June meeting at 10am in the Hollies car park. We’ll be continuing with general clearing work and hopefully the weather will remain dry. Bring any tools you have and remember gardening gloves and sturdy footwear. Refreshments will be provided when we finish.

Please note that we have a break in July and August but look forward to seeing everyone again on Saturday 14th September at 10am.

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May News – The Plant Sale!

Thanks to all who helped in April – the work you do really does make a difference!

There is no working session in May – instead we have our annual plant sale on Saturday 18th May which starts at 9.30 am instead of 10. We’ll be setting up under the trees just through the car park from 8.30 onwards and any help you can give with this will be appreciated. The sale will go on until 11 am (or sooner if everything sells!) so do come along and buy if you can’t help with the setting up. Also please spread the word to friends, family, colleagues and anyone else who may be interested. We’ve always done well with this event and it’s a good opportunity to raise awareness of the work we do. We also have a refreshment stall serving hot drinks and homemade cakes – any donations for the cake stall will be gladly accepted!!

We look forward to seeing many of you there.

Next dates:
Saturday 8th June 10 am
Note there are no sessions in July and August
Saturday 14th September 10 am

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Saturday 13 April

Our next work session is on Saturday 13th April meeting at 10am in the Hollies car park. We’ll be continuing with general clearing work and hopefully the weather will remain dry. Bring any tools you have and remember gardening gloves and sturdy footwear. Refreshments will be provided when we finish.

The next date is May 18th which is our annual plant sale. We’ll be starting the sale at 9.30am so would appreciate help from 8.30 onwards in setting up. We also need volunteers to run the drinks and cake stall. If you can let us know this Saturday if you can help out at the sale it would be appreciated.

Future dates:
Saturday 18th May – plant sale from 8.30 onwards
Saturday 8th June 10am
Please note we are having a break in July and August.
Saturday 14th September 10am

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Saturday 9 March

Thanks to those who helped in February.

Our next meet is at 10am on Saturday 9th March – there will plenty for everyone to do – general woodland clearing, cutting back and chopping down. Refreshments will be provided as usual at the end.

The daffodils are now in flower and make a fantastic display – a big thanks to our volunteers who have planted thousands of them over the years.

Next dates:
10am on Saturday 13th April
9.30am on Saturday 18th May which is our annual PLANT SALE
10am on Saturday 8th June

See you soon!!

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Saturday 9 February

Dear all

Thanks to those who attended our first session of the year. Hopefully you’ve had time to wander through The Hollies in the snow when it looks particularly beautiful. Our next meet is at 10am on Saturday 9th February – there will plenty for everyone to do – general woodland clearing, cutting back and chopping down.

Refreshments will be provided by our wonderful catering volunteer(s) at the end.

Next dates:
10am on Saturday 9th March
10am on Saturday 13th April
9.30am on Saturday 18th May which is our annual plant sale

See you soon!!

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all our hardworking volunteers.

Thanks for all your help in 2018 and we hope to see you again in 2019.
Our first session is on Saturday 12th January meeting at 10am in the car park. Remember to wear sturdy footwear and protective gloves and also bring spades, loppers and secateurs if possible. We’ll work for about 2 hours and refreshments will be available afterwards.

Our next dates are:
Saturday 9th February
Saturday 9th March
Saturday 13th April

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Saturday 8 December

Thanks to all who helped in November – we had a fantastic turn out and managed to clear huge amounts.

Our next date is Saturday 8th December meeting at 10am when we’ll be doing more general clearing. Remember to wear sturdy footwear and protective gloves and also bring spades, loppers and secateurs if possible.

This is our last session before Christmas so we will be rewarded afterwards with festive mince pies and mulled wine – Christmas hats are optional!! We may even persuade Frank to organise some Christmas Carol karaoke – again this is optional!!

Thanks to all our volunteers who have worked so hard throughout 2018 and we look forward to seeing you again in the new year – 2019 dates are as follows:

Saturday January 12th
Saturday February 9th
Saturday March 9th

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Saturday 10 November

Thanks to all our volunteers last month who helped with planting around 5,000 bulbs. This will contribute to a fantastic display in spring.

Our next date is Saturday 10th November – we’ll have more bulbs to plant and there’ll be plenty of general clearing to do. The Hollies are still quite dry at the moment so let’s hope it stays that way until Saturday. Meet as usual at 10am in the car park and there’ll be a hot drink and delicious home made cakes at the end.

Next dates are:

Saturday 8th December at 10am ( with festive mince pies and mulled wine at the end)
Saturday 12th January at 10am
Saturday 9th February at 10am

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Saturday 13 October 2018

Our next meeting is Saturday 13th October meeting at 10am in the car park.
We have a few thousand bulbs ordered which will hopefully arrive before the 13th so we should be doing some serious planting!

Please bring trowels and spades if possible in preparation – the ground is quite soft at the moment which will help.

There will also be general woodland clearing to do.

Refreshments will be provided at the end to reward us for all our hard work!

Next dates as follows:
Saturday 10th November
Saturday 8th December
Saturday 12th January

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Saturday 9 June

A huge thank you to all who helped with and/or attended the plant sale on May 19th.
Special thanks to those who helped with the set up and clearance of the plant stall and drinks / cake stall, to those who baked delicious cakes, and also to Frank for all his hard work. The fantastic profit of over £600 included £45 on cakes & drinks and a very generous donation from our patron. Once again we were lucky to have fine weather which meant lots of customers despite clashing with the Royal Wedding – well done everyone! Check out the pictures posted earlier.

It’s back to normal for our next session on Saturday June 9th – meet as usual at 10am in the car park and bring along a selection of tools. Hopefully we’ll have dry weather and get plenty of work done.

Please note we have no meetings in July or August this year.
Future dates are;
Saturday September 8th at 10am.
Saturday October 13th at 10am.

Please come along and help – even half an hour will make a difference

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