In the Pinetum, we have plenty of ripe sloes, elderberries and blackberries, but leaves are not changing colour yet. We are on the cusp of summer morphing into autumn.
On the work party front, there has been a lot of maintenance, especially keeping paths and open spaces open. We decided that the lilac in Southern Meadow needed some rejuvenating, so have reduced its height and separated what is in fact two lilac shrubs to reveal the full length of the Incense cedar (Calocedrus decurrens) and its upswept branches when viewed from Southern Meadow.
We encourage people to visit and use the PInetum and so on 16th July, I was pleased to give a tour to a group of tutors from the University's health and social wok department, as part of their planning away day held at Bayfordbury.
Last month, one of our members asked if they could hold a charity yoga class in the PInetum to raise money for Nepal disaster relief. We were happy to agree and the class attracted some 20 people.