Status and Schedule

Scheduled Work

When Where What
Tue 1-Aug 19:00 Osterley Lock Ragwort and burdock need cutting and removing. Cover Elthorne Terrace & Waterside on return trip.
Sat 5-Aug 11:00 The Piggeries Weed control for all abilities! Horsetail, nettles, brambles a-plenty.
Tue 8-Aug 19:00 St Margaret’s Weed control, some tree pruning.
Tue 15-Aug 19:00 Blackberry Corner Weed control and tree care.
Tue 22-Aug 19:00 Trumpers FieldJubilee Meadow Keeping areas around trees and paths clear.


Where Last Report Notes
All Sites 12-July New labels are needed.
The watering tubes are inaccessible on some trees owing to enthusiastic mulching.
Osterley Lock 22-July Back area cut back and more space opened up, trees watered.
Elthorne Terrace 4-July Rabbit guards upgraded, trees watered, weed growth moderate.

Some mature trees in the area would benefit from rejuvenating pruning and support for heavy branches.

Elthorne Waterside 13-July Nettles and ragwort cut.
The Piggeries 4-July Weed control is necessary, see scheduled events.
St Margaret’s 4-July Area cut back. Brambles are growing in the hedge and on the bug hotel, could do with cutting and removing.
Trumpers Field 25-July Weed cut around trees and paths cleared, cut vegetation removed, rabbit guards upgraded.
Stone fruit trees pruned.
London in Bloom inspection due soon.
Jubilee Meadow 25-July Rabbit guards mostly upgraded, weed cut around trees. Stakes replaced, stone fruit trees pruned. London in Bloom inspection due soon.
Blackberry Corner 25-July Stakes replaced, heavy branches supported and thinned.
London in Bloom inspection due soon.
Three Bridges Park 9-July Looking good if perhaps a little thirsty, grounds freshly cut by council contractor.
(Observed from across the canal.)
Glade Lane Canalside Park 9-July Vegetation cleared around trees. One tree vandalised but showing sings of re-growth.
Top Lock 9-July Looking good.
(Managed by volunteer lock keepers.)
Bixley Triangle 6-July Trees in Bixley triangle are all doing well and have had additional watering.

Miscellaneous Dreams

Perhaps you did not have weeding or watering in mind. Perhaps you like the idea of re-creating scenes from historic postcards along the canal? Counting plant species? Researching local history?

Join the volunteer email or use our contact form to get in touch and let us know what you have in mind. We’ll gladly discuss everything, but we won’t promote your professional services.