This hedge, between Filnore
Woods and the Filnore Allotments, has also been overwhelmed by Brambles, Elder and Old Man's Beard, especially on the far side.
Old Man's Beard
So by coppicing all the hedge plants we shall promote new fresh growth, which will be ready to be laid in three years' time. This will produce a low dense hedge, letting in more light to the benefit of flowering plants, and producing a rich habitat.
Much of this debris has now been cleared and we have started cutting the hedge down to ground level. To protect the allotments on the other side of the hedge we shall use the cut material to create a dead hedge. A lot of work to get done before the end of February when the nesting season begins.