Sunday, December 30, 2018

December 2018

November 2018 

Planting wild irises in the lane below the school

City  Parks gave me six men for four days

We started with one team preparing the plants
in the 'secret garden''

The second team started digging the trench --
hard work  in hot weather !

The plants were ready

Luckily the water tanker was watering trees in the area 
and came and filled all the holes. 
Later they came back and watered the plants

Neil from Jozi trails was working nearby and came
to do the last bit of the trench -- so much quicker

The plants being put into the trench

After four days of hard work we were finished --  
Next Spring we should have 300m of white flowers! 

City Parks was impressed and gave me 
another four days with  the men

Near the embankment the poplar saplings were 
coming up, so the men  dug  them out

In the 'secret garden' the paths were uneven 

Shepherd and Wilson took all the pavers up,
 dug out the offending roots...

And put the bricks back-- much safer for the walkers and runners.

Back at the top parking area 

 We have had a constant flow of paving bricks
 being donated -  keeping Shepherd and Wilson busy

It looks like a mosaic but does the job. 
More bricks coming in January

Top Dam

 Somewhere in the long grass are the
 Arum lilies we planted

After clipping around the plants the grass 
was brush-cut - all neat and tidy again!

That's all for now!