Friday, 27 December 2013

Preparing for our pond

Just before Christmas we stood in the middle of where our new pond will be and discussed the fate of these coppiced ash trees, with Neil and Nick, James Buckle's employees.
We needed to decide how much of the hedge needed to be coppiced again in order to let light into the pond and reduce the amount of leaves that will fall into it in the Autumn. So all of the trees between the footpath (on the left of the photo) will be cut down and allowed to re-grow to hedge height and more hedging will be planted in the gaps.