With the help of Steve and his digger we have made a couple of new ponds this summer and they are now starting to fill. It will be some time before they are naturalised and it’s a fascinating process to watch. To speed nature along a little we have sown some pond-edge wildflower mixes and will be transplanting some reeds in when the weather is a little wetter. We have given the larger of these some gently sloping banks to allow water fowl easy access and to provide good feeding for the dabblers.
Some of the old hazel stools have been moved into a new conservation strip at the bottom of the field and we will supplement this with some other planting over the winter.