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Now the hedge is looking much tidier. This provides a view across the lake although a higher hedge is left at the start of the track where people arrive so as not to startle the birds
A lesson on laying the hedge which includes cutting the length of old stem protruding out and only allowing the striip of bark attached to the original trunk to continue
The hedge at the start of the day is quite untidy and the bramble has to be cleared first

12 December, 2006

Woorgreens FC/GWT Reserve

Grid Ref SO626128

This time we concentrated on hedgelaying around the track which skirts Woorgreens Lake. This is a very satisfying job and as we had done a similar task last winter the seasons growth had not made the job too difficult. We laid many stakes in which to wind the hedge through and cut the yellow willow stems for basket weaving. Small trees were removed from the marshy area of the lake. Due to the recent rains which are causing flooding on the River Severn and River Wye, the lake was overflowing and running fast along Blackpool Brook.




Hedge laying


Hedge laying lesson


Hedge laying completed


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