Much of the conservation work since our last newsletter, has been spent down in the woods at the far end of the Temple Gardens clearing the rhododendron ponticum, which of course is the invasive type.
Whilst this work was being undertaken, some of us engaged in bulbs - 1000 more English bluebells either side of the pathway that leads out the A412, in addition to those we planted. You should now see them coming up through the leaf litter.
This year we have also planted 1000 snowdrops (galanthus nivalis) in the Temple Gardens, on either side of the steps where you can look out towards Windsor Castle.
Both the bluebells and snowdrops were planted "in the green" and they should eventually spread out into beautiful carpets of colour as the years go by. We intend to increase the flowering bulbs around the park, with the Country Parks approval.
We would ask you to please try to stick to pathways as you never know what might be coming up and not to pick the flowers as some bulbs can produce a sap that may cause a skin irritation and besides that they are there for the enjoyment of all visitors to the park.