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(H)edging upwards

by Rod Kebble In November 2007, the conservation volunteers began planting a hedge along the north and west sides of Reeds Left Field. The soil is sandy and along the north side the hedge plants compete for water with a line of trees that also act as umbrellas, stopping the plants from receiving rainwater. The […]

Hedge ends with a dog rose

by Rod Kebble Nine volunteers arrived on the wet morning of 3rd March to plant the last section of the hedge begun in January. This final bit runs across the front of the new dairy and — once grown — will act as a windbreak against the west wind which blows off the fields. The […]

Hedge fun

by Rod Kebble Well, if you’ve read the end of the post for the working party of 7th January, it turns out that Brian Lavers and Mike Clear were both right. The volunteers were to plant a 50-metre hedge today and, yes, the total length will eventually be some 200 metres, finishing just short (because […]