Sunday, October 11, 2009

Hedging our bets...

We had a big day yesterday with lots of friends and family coming to help us plant some 300 trees around the park, mostly hedging. It has been raining for 3 weeks solid, so the ground was very wet, but it stayed dry for the whole day of planting.

Here are some pics...

Above: The 200 Hornbeam as they arrived, plastic-wrapped in a large fruit box

Below: The unwrapped trees being carried to the hedging-line

Above: The first tree being planted

Below: The family contingent

Above: Nanna and Jackie

Below: Jackie and Peter

Above: A newly planted hedge (no, not just dead sticks in the ground!)

Above: The Willows all wrapped up

Below: The Willows all planted along the brook
(You can't have a Willowbrook Park without them!)

Below: The Lake full after the rains
(The grass is slow to take on the new patch of soil)

Below: The brook's become overgrown with wild grasses during the winter & needs a good clean.

And finally, while walking home across the park we came across our first free range egg.

1 comment:

  1. Now this is when you find out who your true friends are David! And it looks like you had many to help you both. Lots of progress pics of this area please.
    Millie ^_^


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