Pottery Hills Sites - Don’t Turn Your Back On Erica for Too long
Tuesday 7 July 2015On the morning of this working bee there had been a few showers and although it was predicted to clear, it looked somewhat uncertain how long this would take. The Council supervisor thought it may be best to cancel. Whilst the working bee had been cancelled it is usually necessary to turn up at the starting spot to let anyone who turns up know. When I got to the end of Pottery there were 6 people waiting and by then it looked like the weather was going to be not too bad. We decided to walk to the sites and check them. Once there the temptation to pull some out was too much and this is what we did. I normally bring pliers to help get small weeds out and I had those with me. The weather was OK, with sun at times but also there were cloudy periods including one arriving to block the sun accompanied by a light shower just as were having lunch. At one of the sites checked there was a thick, but tightly contained, patch of fresh Erica and a working bee will be needed to clear it.
Typical of the Erica found at the sitesThree specific sites were checked and worked on