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Month: January 2017

Breaking Wind (Part 1)

Breaking Wind (Part 1)

Where we live is quite exposed and we get hit by serious westerly winds. One of the first jobs on my to do list was to plant a fast growing wind break to protect my planned precious fruit trees and bushes. I’ve opted for a single width Willow (Salix Viminalis) hedge. This will have an second row of Chaenomeles (Japanese Quince)¬†and Crab Apple (on the leeward side). This will provide both fruit, pollination partners and will have really pretty blossoms….

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Hedgerow Creation

Hedgerow Creation

As you me know I have plans to plant lots of trees and create some hedgerows. Lying in the bath one night, I though “there must be some grants available somewhere.” A bit of an internet search later (not in the bath – electronic devices and baths don’t mix), and I found that the Woodland Trust did indeed have assistance for certain planting schemes, and they didn’t have to be massive multiple hectare jobs! I sent them maps and information…

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