Category Archives: Ecology

Apple Picking Time in October with Apple Day on 20th

The apples in the orchard are ripening nicely, but they are not yet ready for picking. The majority of the varieties need another month or so to mature – and we could do with some sun. If you look in … Continue reading

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2nd Guiseley Guides Upgade Suzannah’s Meadow

On a beautiful May evening yesterday the 2nd Guiseley Guides and their leaders helped the Friends plant out flowers in Suzannah’s Meadow.  This will help build up a nectar rich habitat to encourage bees and butterflies. When the Bellway Estate … Continue reading

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Growing An Orchard

“Within the woodland flow’ry gladed, By the oak tree’s mossy root, The shining grass blade timber shaded Now do quiver on the foot, And birds do whistle overhead, And water’s bubbling in its bed, And there for me the apple … Continue reading

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I wandered lonely as a cloud ……

Well, we haven’t quite reached Wordsworth’s standards but over the years the Friends have planted many daffodil bulbs in the Park courtesy of the charity Groundwork who work to provide ‘green places’  with the aim that People who live in … Continue reading

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Winter Work

The New Year has seen a number of maintenance jobs completed around the Park.   Firstly,  woodchip has been laid on the bottom path to help making walking easier.   Thanks to Shaun Smith and helper from Elite Garden Maintenance for this. … Continue reading

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Learning to Wassail

To get the Community Orchard into good shape and renovate some of the old apple trees in the Park some of the Friends are attending pruning courses run by the Orchard Project. We are also lucky to have people from … Continue reading

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Damage to Clapper Brow Oak

Such a shame to see the damage done by the wind on 13th October to one of the old oaks that defines Clapper Brow.  The tree is over 100 years old.  Meadfleet have been alerted, and a tree surgeon will … Continue reading

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