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Coppicing hazel

About 5 years ago, we planted a short hazel hedge between the orchard and where the bees are now.┬áThe idea was to wait about 5 years, then coppice every 5th tree every 5 years. So last week, I coppiced the … Continue reading

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Making Christmas wreaths

Every year, in early December, my herb group get together to make some Christmas wreaths. The starting point for these is a simple ring of honeysuckle or willow. Last winter, when we cut back our willow fedges and arches, we … Continue reading

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