During this time of lockdown due to Covid 19, many more local residents are exploring the walking routes around Oakley. The multi-user pathway has surprised many people with its wealth of native daffodils, English bluebells and primroses.
The route from Oakley to Kempshott has been managed by Jubiloaks since 2012, with a scheduled
planting programme over each Winter. We are looking forward to the time when we can return to our regular work parties.
We have ordered more hedgerow whips to fill in any gaps along the Battledown section - this are provided free of charge from the Woodland Trust. Some whips have been allowed to grow to full size and as the photo shows the flowering cherries are doing very well. It is also our aim to increase native wildflowers along the whole route.
This Winter we hope to purchase more native bulbs and seeds - and also wild honeysuckle plants loved by the dormice. If you have enjoyed your walk along the path you may wish to help by making a small donation preferably by BACS to the Jubiloaks account at Barclays, account 63750647; sort code 207103.
A decision has been made by some Jubiloaks members to ask for native bulbs, to fit in with the year's planting programme, when their birthday or Christmas comes around!