More New Ponds

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.

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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.