Saturday, 24 January 2015

Lime aid - A break from the train

After weeks of tough commuting courtesy of the London Bridge problems, what could be a better stress buster than tidying unwanted growths from the bottoms of ancient lime trees? It is just lovely to spend some time in the sun, in the company of other volunteers and appreciating nature psyching itself up for spring.

Before and after trimming.
I did about 7 trees this time. There must have been much less growth than the two I trimmed in the work day described in a previous post. The cow parsley, primrose, wild arum and other leaves are growing fast. Nestled in the feet of one of the trees, some of the cow parsley is in flower just as it was when I did my New Year's day plant hunt.

Cow parsley nestling in the feet of one of the Lime Trees
We did all the trees in the South half of the Avenue and some at the top end too. The others will wait for another day.

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