Category Archives: Ecology

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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Orchard Trail at Apple Day 21st October 2-4 pm

We have a new Orchard Tail leaflet to add to our collection of information on Parkinson’s Park.  Come and help us identify the trees that have lost their labels. The new leaflet will be available at Apple Day 2-4pm 21st … Continue reading

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Identifying Fruit In The Community Orchard

Martyn Hornsby Smith had written a run down of all the apples, pears and plums we have in the community orchard, which you can find on our website under the Environment header.  Sadly, there are a number of other trees … Continue reading

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Pond Dipping Platform

A Pond Dipping Platform has been installed by the side of the Bog Garden.  Funds were donated via a grant from Green Leeds Limited and Open Country installed it.  As the Garden starts to settle and fill up with plants … Continue reading

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