One of the real treasures of the springtime in the British Isles must surely be when the bluebells carpet the floor of our ancient woods. Bluebells (or wild hyacinths) are a feature of woodlands which are virtually unknown in other parts of Europe. 57 more words
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Turning a larch dominated woodland into a hazel coppice with oak standards takes about 20 years or so but the results are worth it.
The larch in Icehouse wood have been removed slowly every year, existing oak and hazel allowed to grow and extra oak and hazel planted to supplement them. 97 more words
(Originally published on April 2, 2014 in East Bay/South Coast Life.)
Spring is finally working its way in (never mind last week’s snow). It has to be. 666 more words