There are a few aspects of this field that are usefull to document.
- The entrance: Gate and parking
- Paths to top and far fields: Generally the paths are to assist in making it easier to cross the field to get to the east and to the top of the field. Since 2015 I am using a clearingsaw/brush cutter.
This image is from summer 2015 just after I bought the clearing saw and before I had finished the path to the top of the field on 8th August
- Ragwort removal: 2015
If not for it's invasiveness an attractive plant from South Africa.
There have been three areas of growth, originating from allowing a landscaper to dump vegetation.
- Vera's old veggie plot: Pretty sure I have got all of them this spring, since Vera vacated.
- A patch between my blackcurrants: Dug up and crushed
- Triangle field: Last year I used the brush cutter on the patch and reduced it's size and will further reduce it today.
Carr: A carr is a type of waterlogged wooded terrain that, typically, represents a succession stage between the original reedy swamp and the eventual formation of forest in a sub-maritime climate.
Here referring to the small stand of mostly willow trees in the southern marsh adjacent the river. There were a few large oak trees but most have fallen and the river has eroded some quarter of an acre or more.
This image is from summer 2015 with the west, north and eastern boundaries of the copse outlined in yellow. The small break in the north is the approximate place commonly entered.
The green dots are the locations of the two swamp cypresses,
the orange that of the dawn redwood.
Update April 22nd 2017
One of the swamp cypresses, had been cut down, that's the left green square on the image above.
Update April 26th 2017 Looks like someone has planted a few seedsprotected by plastic bottles
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