Saturday, 31 October 2009

Letting in the light

The plum tree suckers in the orchard were becoming trees in themselves so I've taken them out to let in more light to my growing areas. I'm hoping to replace them further over with some sweet chestnuts - Castanea sativa "Marron de Lyon" if I can get hold of some.

I'm not losing sleep over this as I've planted other trees along the back of the plot over the years - rowan, yew and hawthorn - all good for wildlife. And it's nothing on the scale of these guys:

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