We planted a spectacular half kilometre hedgerow in January as part of our Hedge in Time project!
Now we need to mulch it with cardboard and sheep's wool to protect the it from drought and weeds through the summer.
We also need to start preparing the new fields for meadow creation. We have these cool tools called 'lazy dog' tools, which we use for pulling docks. If NRN's Plant Propagation group is anything to go by, there will be raucous competition about who can pull the longest root. Over 1metre is the greatest so far.
We will be working down on Changeable Furlongs (off the Wharf Stream Way), which we have leased to further NRN's community-driven landscape-scale nature recovery goals.
If you haven't been down there, yet, it is the most beautiful site. We planted the hedgerow serenaded by skylarks and ravens. Seven snipe were hunting for worms in one corner... Our wonderful bird experts, Allen Stevens and Sally Taylor, heard grasshopper warblers down there last summer.
Bring your thermos of tea and lots cardboard and join in the creation of our new space for nature. Kevan might even bake us a cake to celebrate. We will set off from Long Mead barn with wheelbarrows at 10am. If you have one you can bring please meet us there to load up with wool. If you are coming later, come straight to Changeable Furlongs (see map).