'Hove Park Living' magazine
from the Friends of the Three Cornered Copse
(View from the Perch Bench at the Top of the Copse along with Winter Colours)
On 22nd November, we had our last work day of 2014. Despite the wet weather we were delighted to have enough volunteers to plant approximately 500 daffodil bulbs at the top of the Copse near to King George VI Drive. This will make a fabulous display next Spring and compliment the daffodils on the raised bank which borders Dyke Road Avenue near the roundabout.
Our ranger, Garry, put down some wood-chippings round the base of the natural wood bench at the top of the green. Due to its popularity the ground beneath the bench had become very eroded.
In addition, we cut back some of the brambles along the edge of the green slope that borders the woodland. This an ongoing job as they do grow back very quickly.
During the break the volunteers enjoyed a warm drink and mince pie.
In the New Year, the Friends Group will meet up again on Saturday 31st January 2015. The work day starts at 10.00am until 1.00pm, always gathering at the bench at the bottom of the green slope, just in front of the grove of Silver Birches.
At future work days, we hope to lay wood chippings in the areas which tend to become waterlogged and carry out a general tidy up of the area just below the bottom twitten (near the cross pathway between Woodland Avenue and Woodland Drive). We also hope to take out the rather dilapidated rusty and bent "No Tipping" sign and its base.
As the existing perch bench has proved so popular with our visitors, in the New Year we hope to install another perch bench near the top of the Copse. Again in a location which provides a good view of the area right down to the sea.
Wishing all Friends and visitors of the Three Cornered Copse a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Further details on our group can be seen via:-
Or our Club Secretary Morwenna Cork 01273 556256