22nd April 17
Swamp Cypress Cut
14th July 2016 Put a wire guard around the northern swamp cypress.
16th June 2016 The northern swamp cypress. that has been damaged, probably by deer. You can see that although the top looks a little more full and bushy, it has lost width overall due to deer having the munchies.
The southern one seems fine although not much grown, hardly surprising given it's location.
25th May 2016 They were difficult to find, given the high ground cover, especially the one to the south: which was struggling for light; as you see in the right-hand picture below. Still, each has rooted and taken to its new home.
24th Feb 2016 Planted the two Swamp Cypress protected by felled willow to make rough barrier. Click on image to enlarge!
12th Jan 2016 Bought two trees in 5Lt pots @£30 each from Thornhayes Nursery. Have also bought one Dawn Redwood, a similar plant from China which comes in a 10Lt pot and is £60
(Thornhayes Nursery, St. Andrews Wood, Dulford, Cullopmton, EX 15 2DF; Tel: 01884 266746)
The 39.6 acres has a landscaping plan to make efficient use of the various contours, sunlight and existing habitat.
The fields to the west and south of the communal track have largely settled into young rough woodland, with the exception of two areas used for horticulture and as such is likely to be allowed to regenerate to woodland with little intervention. The plan below is the original and does not represent the present habitat.
This more detailed plan of the Leo fields shows less woodland, whilst the blobs in the white represent fruit trees.
The fields to the north and east of the track are still fairly open and more readily available for further horticulture. Using the triangle field, some 7 acres seems prudent to keep it from becoming a new woodland. The details of its use are laid out basically in the original landscaping plan, but personal use is a more difficult matter to settle. Most people would like to chose their place, but this would usually mean each person would chose the best location. Consequently the more preferred a place is the more likely it is to be kept a place for temporary use.