With our usual impeccable timing, this week's schedule was to coppice the willow bed in the Park, and as it turned out, we were trying to roll out a carpet of weed-suppressant material with storm Doris raging over our heads. Having secured one end it soon unravelled and flew away every time we tried to pin it down. At last the task was achieved and we moved on to the coppicing work. If anyone would like a bundle of willow please let the northern office know on firstname.lastname@example.org. It has to be said that the lime green coloured variety is the most attractive.