Most of the volunteers even had time for a picnic in one of our volunteer's woodland, bringing home-made bread, biscuits, pate, quiche and beetroot and potato salads....delicious.
We are now entering peak seed gathering season. After collecting our first seeds, wild cherry, in July, the pace of collecting has gradually increased. Stratification boxes are filling up with labelled bags of processed seed. We are now just over half way through collecting.
October is normally our busiest month for collecting, which will finish in early November. Hopefully there will be four large stratification boxes full of viable seed by this time and we will then wait until next year for germination time.