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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Wed 13th Feb 2013 - Quarr Abbey.

Mark's photographs.

Carrie's Photographs.



This week saw the GG back at Quarr Abbey, helping Matt the head gardener. We visited this site about 18 months ago, when we cleared a long section of hedge to improve the view across the creek - this took two sessions as the trees being removed were very thick and tall.  Our task this time was to prune back the two years growth of the same section which proved to be a much easier task, and we managed to complete the whole section in one session.  We also removed down to ground level several sycamores, which had grown up between the back of the hedge and the fence into the field.  We did not have the luxury of a wood chipping machine like last time, so all the cut pieces were gathered up and used to build up the habitat piles which have rotted down nicely from last time.  Habitat piles are a wonderful source of shelter for all kinds of creatures like spiders, beetles, worms and grubs, and these in turn can also provide food for woodland birds.

Many thanks to Carrie for the editorial and photographs this week and to Mark for his photographic contribution.

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