OK, so it's hardly the most exciting community work I'm likely to be engaged in but if anyone out there ever wonders what a stadium tidy up might involve, this might give a bit of an insight.
|This is my patch, and I've already cleared two bins full of leaf-mold from the|
slip way before even starting on the undergrowth.
|It was pretty much all slash and burn stuff, but the hardest work was the digging out of bramble, dock, marrow and assorted other weed roots. The hedge trimmers were proving to be useful!|
|I ended up with a surprisingly large amount of plastic rubbish emerging . Mainly drinks containers of course, but with significant numbers of glass bottles, the odd item of clothing, golf balls, crisp packets and a shoe!|
|Then, of course, it started to rain so it was time to get the electrics sorted and under cover of the boot as the rain started to pour down. Note the artistic drops dripping gently off the corner.|
Time for a quick coffee...
|All clear, so back to work unveiling a strange mound of dubious building materials. It looked like plaster, but obviously wasn't, and must have been dumped some time back|
|Time to take a step back to admire the handiwork. It's probably already made a good job at growing back again, but for a week or so looked reasonably tidy|
|Scalped to within an inch....The strange light coloured mound can be seen but I really didn't have the energy to get into levelling it.|