With six of us present (Judi, Julie and Mark, Anne C, Mark A and Mick, it was a lot easier to clear around the clumps of tansy plants. It was also easier with the initial path having been cut out in June and the reduced growth since then. There were also less clegg attacks!
The hay and been cut and Gary and his boys were busy removing the bales as we worked. There appeared to be 64 big rolls from the meadow alone, with the New and Copse Meadow, along with the Cornfield Grassland awaiting bailing.
The vegetation on the other side of the Pond was also a colourful mix of Great Burnet, Meadowsweet, Yellow Loosestrife and Purple Loosestrife.
The following day Pete and Mick tightened up the barbed wire around the New Meadow ready for the cattle to come on for aftermath grazing.
The next work party is on Sunday 22nd July from 10:30 at the New Meadow clearing around the tansy plants there. We’ll soon publish the autumn/winter schedule.