Autumn

Back on the hill after what seems an age. The woodland looks so soft and mellow

Autumn woodland

Autumn woodland

Lots to do on the hill but still time to have a look round and enjoy the sights and sounds.

The stream has silted up and I must dig it out to prevent a flooded track as we had last year.

Silted stream

Silted stream

The kitchen tent looks wrecked after strong winds have snapped the old A frame. Time to replace before winter comes and coppicing work starts again.

Tent wrecked

Tent wrecked

Back up the hill the Hugel mound continues to produce.

Squash

Squash

Carrots and peas are making a brave attempt to beat the winter weather.

Leeks and peas

Leeks and peas

Even the French beans have given us a tasty crop

French beans

French beans

Clean up and weed once everything dies back. Starting to think about what to plant for next spring.

Our major job has been to weed round all the fruit trees, renew paper or cardboard circles and then to cover with at least a few centimetres of our green compost from  The Nantycaws  site                                                   ( http://www.cwmenvironmental.co.uk/recycling/compost/ ). Its taken about six days hard graft to complete. Each tree has had a barrow load of compost.

Green gold

Green gold

 

Sorted

Apple tree weeded and composted

Blackcurrants

Black currants

Crab apple tree

Golden Hornet-Crab apple tree

Lastly we are going to start work on the willow trees to form them into a 2m high hedge (hopefully!)

Watch this space for progress

Looking down the willow tree line

Looking down the willow tree line

The trees on the other side of the plot are due a little work so as to remove weeds and to feed.

Hazel hedge

Hazel hedge

AND

Cherry Plumb hedge

Cherry Plum tree hedge

Lots of frogs and spiders about a source of delight

The Pond

The Pond

and one of our resident spiders

Little old spider

Little old spider

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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