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A Quick Jolly (starring apprentice botanist)

How do you do! The excursion described below took place last week in the company of my young apprentice.

Taking a soil sample.

On a cold February day, we caught the train to Aston and from there took the lift, (due to my apprentice’s mobility issues) which I think possibly also doubles up as a toilet for match days, down to ground level. 717 more words


Report on Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 18th Feb 2018

Thanks to Pete & Jason, Mark & Julie, Judi, Masha, Claudia and new helpers Helen and Richard, along with Don our contractor, who were helping us finish off the hedgelaying of the Blue Beck Copse boundary we’d started on the 7th January. 175 more words

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Thorns And Scratches


Jackie is making good headway on her Spring planting

Two sarcococcas, small shrubs which already dispense amazing scents, have been tried out with temporary plonking in their pots; 340 more words

Heartening Hedge-Laying

Yesterday Jenny, Sam and I completed the hedge-laying we started on Sunday at Moor Green lakes, with a huge turnout of 39 volunteers over the two tasks. 334 more words


Report on the Rawcliffe Meadows Work Party 7th January 2018

The conservation gods had the sun shining on us and the water levels not reaching our base for an amazing Sunday work party. Don had brought loads of tools and a wealth of experience to help us lay the eastern hedge of the Blue Beck Copse that we had planted in the mid-1990’s along with Blue Beck Copse. 191 more words

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HedgeCanada Revisited: healing the landscape and connecting communities with a new hedgerow story

Way back in the mists of time I completed a short school project on the Monarch butterfly Danaus plexippus.  Young Jim had read an article in a magazine with a picture of a tree dressed from root to branch in thousands of Monarchs.  865 more words