Bred Tough! / by Jonathan Thomson

Last Saturday, January 20th 2018, the amazing, hard working and tough young people from Seeds 4 Success did more valuable work at the reserve. Along the eastern boundary they cut back the hedge (mainly hawthorn), to enable fresh spring growth and ensure plant vigor. They cut in 20 meter intervals, leaving every other 20 meter section fallow. This rotational cutting pattern is good practice, ensuring wintering fauna is left untouched in sections of the hedgerow.

Much of the day was foul - wet, windy and cold. The young people worked through theses conditions and put in a full day - my hunch, most people would have thrown in the towel early on. Amazing all of them!