Comments: Hedging our bets

Looks very nice, and you've put so much work into it already. I'm enjoying watching it evolve. Have you decided what to use to make your raised beds? I'll write about ours soon - you might be surprised!

Posted by Scoakat on 23 March, 2021 at 7:48 PM

So, you are chopping down hedges in bird nesting season, after it is legal to do so?
If so, not good.

Posted by Compostwoman on 31 March, 2021 at 11:17 PM

Very little of the chopping was done after 1st March, and no birds are nesting up here yet, even now.

Having spent the last 10 years fighting developers down south, whose first task is always to remove every piece of vegetation from their acquired sites (often before they even put in a planning application, so there is no risk they have to keep trees and hedges they don't want), I have discovered that the hedge laws aren't quite what one generally thinks.

By the time we have finished, there will be several thousand more planted trees and hedges. Unfortunately, leylandii are not useful trees, and, when 40 years old and unmanaged, are sadly not able to be restored.

Posted by Blue Witch on 1 April, 2021 at 7:19 AM