Hazel and alder, waving gently in the breeze, like fat little fingers.
Just proving that the year marches on as it slips gently into the next, and that spring is just around the corner.
This is the end of my blogathon, and I hope you have enjoyed it. I don’t know whether I will continue to post in this blog, but certainly the necessity of not having to regularly find new content is a relief. I hope my readers will continue to enjoy looking back at my past posts as they progressed through the year, to be reminded what was growing or flowering all those months ago. I still value your comments though, so keep ’em coming!
In the countryside the hedgerows need to be maintained during the winter months to make sure they continue to be healthy ready for the next summer’s growth.
The old style of coppicing a hedge through slash and bend is a dying art, so we were pleased to come across a hedge that had been pruned in this way.
It looks gruesome, but it is a more efficient method of preparing a hedgerow without the usual horrible machine driving past and slicing unceremoniously at the hedge without any skill or understanding.