Our Copse is getting a makeover – quite a dramatic one. Back in January James cleared it out of all the dead trees and the small elms that don’t thrive – see here. Since then he has been busy.
First he hauled out all the logs and burnt the branches with the help of a friend
Then a digger came to dig out all the stumps.
The digger buried the stumps in a massive hole – we are on sand as you can see from the piles
Then James raked it, digging out all the roots.
Then he raked it again and seeded it with grass seeds. And then he raked it again.
After all this he put a fence around it
Today the hedging plants came, so on Sunday I will start replanting it. I am planting edible hedging plants in and around the fence and then there will be some more trees, bushes, bulbs, ground-cover and flowers – it will be a lovely woodland grove in about 5 years!