Author Archives: josiebrooks

Spring flowers

Despite a cold spring the flowers are now in full bloom around the park and looking wonderful.  Some have already gone over while others are on the cusp of bursting forth, a trait of nature which ensures that plants take … Continue reading

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Tree planting in the sunshine

A loyal band of local people met in the park on a cold Sunday to help create a community orchard for Guiseley.  It was a frosty morning but the sun was shining and soon warmed the ground – and us. After … Continue reading

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Is it spring yet?

Have you noticed that the days are getting slowly but steadily longer? Have you managed to drag yourself out of the house into the muddy, windswept and bitterly cold outdoors long enough to spot the first signs of life such … Continue reading

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Springtime in Guiseley

Walking through the park this week you will no doubt have spotted the new flowers which are opening up daily.  Spring has finally sprung and plants which have been shivering and clinging onto life for months have been rewarded with … Continue reading

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Community in Action

Last Sunday saw the pinnacle of the community calendar in Guiseley. The weather didn’t bode well but by lunchtime the sun was out and a blustery but dry afternoon greeted the hundreds of excited school children and parents, local sports … Continue reading

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Flower spotting in the park

After a walk in the park today I felt inspired to write a post on what I had seen. It feels as if the park has really blossomed over the last few weeks, no doubt helped by all the recent … Continue reading

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Wild about Wildflowers: Sunday 15 April 2012

Today the rain just held off for the latest project to take place at Parkinson’s Park. As part of the RHS Britain in Bloom launch celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the beginning of National Gardening Week, a small band … Continue reading

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The Sounds of Winter

While many species are looking for places to bed down for the winter for some it’s a very busy season.  Many species are looking for a mate at this time of year and a key way of doing this is … Continue reading

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Welcome Mr Toad (and hopefully Mrs Tiggywinkle)!

Although the park is getting a much needed overhaul some local residents may not be quite so pleased with the changes.  I am referring to the users of the park who often go unnoticed, but are, nevertheless, a vital part of … Continue reading

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Day 4 – Opening up the views

A beautiful snowy scene greeted Pudsey landscapers this morning.   A light covering had landed overnight but it didn’t stop work.  A visit mid morning revealed quite a change as the removal of the willowherb near the top copse was … Continue reading

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