Getting started in Hawick…ctd

Lots more work on the structure before we can start clearing and planting.

The stairs up to the garden were in some disrepair but hard graft and lots of sand did the trick!

Having cleared around the roots on the last visit, it was time to relay the paving stones. Ian was amazing – working like someone half his age!

And the end result is a lovely new path!

But Ian wasn’t finished – helping Annie to remove tree ivy which was stifling the tree. There is plenty of tree ivy left, particularly around the walls, to provide habitats for nesting birds in the springtime.

And a wonderful community volunteer brought chocolate bars for our coffee break!