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Monthly Archives: March 2017

Wilden Marsh Nature Reserve on 1st April 2017; the meteorological first day of spring. To save and mark the day I consider as being the start of the annual growing season, and to help me draw comparisons with the same day next year and, hopefully, many years to come, I’ve made this video of the ground conditions along the full length of the marsh – north to south. I have not included… Read More

We have many blackthorn trees growing on Wilden Marsh, particularly along its Wilden Lane  boundary The shrub, with its savage thorns, is traditionally used in Britain and other parts of Northern Europe to make a cattle-proof hedge. The fruit is similar to a small damson or plum, suitable for preserves, but rather tart and astringent for eating, unless it is picked after the first few days of autumn frost. This effect can be… Read More

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