We explained the scheme we are working to at the top of the Holy Ghost Field where we cut back the old and decayed trees to rejuvenate the hedgerow.
In February and April we planted new trees and shrubs helped by the Kempshott Scouts planting a row of new hazels and hawthorns on both sides of the old hedgerow, and adding some new young trees to the area ajoning the hedgerow.
You can’t keep a good scrambler down! On the old hedge line the bramble, briar and ivy roots are pushing up new growth with enthusiasm.The new young hazels and hawthorns have all taken root and are doing well. In the corner of the field. We have some daffodils from previous years which are thriving and we have added a few wild flower plugs (mainly lesser knapweed) which we had in stock.
We added some young hawthorns and birch to the two big trees donated by the Council but sadly someone decided to steal them a few weeks later. We will be replacing them this autumn when we will be seeding this triangle of ground with wildflower seed.