You may know that in March GreenSnape planted two blackthorn and two hawthorn trees in the area around the brick bus-shelter on Church Common, at the top of Church Road. Unfortunately, more or less ever since, we've had our biggest drought for many years.
A small number of us, notably committee member Grainne who lives on Church Common, and John & Lesley Swann, have watered the trees — but it is not proving to be enough, and the trees are showing signs of distress. One in particular has decided it can't afford to keep its leaves, and has allowed them to shrivel. The tree itself, although not thriving, is still alive.
If you could help out, please, it would be very much appreciated. When passing, perhaps you could pull into the car-park and water with however much water you can get up there? We've sunk flowerpots next to the trees — so any amount, even a milk carton or two of water, will go straight to the roots. It will be impossible to water too much, even if we get some rain. They will need this watering up to the end of October.
No need to reply to this blog, but we'd be very grateful if you're able to rally round and help.
With thanks and best wishes,