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- August 5th N1: One on the drain side of the bund some 45yds before the breach
- July 1st W1:
Further emails led me to check for the stray plant again. This time I managed to climb some tree to get pictures but still found nought.
I found the common hogweed (heads in bucket below) between the two shrubs; a slight lightening of the reeds from the more forward shrub shows where I passed.
- June 26th W1:
Call from Hugh Tyler to let me know someone saw a single giant hogweed, 50m downstream from the boat:
June 29th W1: I only found a normal sized common hogweed, picture of flower heads taken: to the right.
- in willow carr and two along the western boundary with Okel Tor
- April 22nd NI: Walk length and found none, but see Northern Bund post.
- April 22nd W1: 11 just north of boat
- April 26th W2: 0!A little distracted
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.
Somewhere Vera used the water as the reading today when I turned the tap on was 43.4373; I also received the bill with ref 43 cubic meters. Reading at close was 45.2439
Used water: Reading at close > 42.7926
Found a note from Vera to say she had turned the water on and off, leaving the pipe (600m) full. This is the first time this year the mains water has been used. On Saturday I recorded the meter reading as 41.2358.
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