As we prepare for events in the spring, there are plenty of tasks to be completed at the volunteer workday on 18th February. Drainage off the BFoE building still needs to be fixed to the back wall, seating and social areas need a reshuffle and we still hope to re-make the shelter. We also have tree planting this month. We will be planting around half a dozen each of blackthorns and hazel to thicken up a hedge area either side of the metal fence. This should serve to improve bird habitat, screen of the pond, clean the air by the car park a little and possibly provide us with nuts and sloe berries some time in the future. We also have a couple of grapes, which didn’t fancy my allotment much, to plant in the perennial raised beds and hopefully climb all over the back wall.