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The Bluebell Woods

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

Wild Places

March of the bluebell

Ah the bluebell – that beauty of our ancient woodlands, that brilliant woodland welcomer of spring. They are flowering right now in our tiny bit of ancient woodland and they look gorgeous in the fragile April sunshine. 224 more words



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


Down to earth - finding a method in spring's madness

(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


About our land


My father bought 7 acres of land near Newtown about 20 years ago, which he and I manage. We had originally wanted to buy woodland, but eventually decided to plant our own. 1,903 more words


Day 6 Reflections - Ben Law's House (Shelter #1)

Awesome. Just awesome… anyone who missed the Grand Designs episode which followed Ben’s story has missed a treat, and we were in for even more of a treat on Sunday actually getting to visit his home and spend the day with him learning about coppicing and woodsmanship! 636 more words


A Place To Rest My Head

A Place To Rest My Head

Such a beautiful sky to welcome me home from my visit to London, for business, and to Cambridge, for pleasure. 285 more words

Natural World