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It’s that time of the year again when grass growth quickens as the growing season gets underway. Tiny double leaved sprouts of the dreaded Himalayan balsam plant are now pushing above ground. Initially introduced to the UK in 1839, Himalayan balsam quickly outgrows competition and is widely known as Bizzie Lizzie, Indian Balsam and Policeman’s Helmet. It is the tallest annual plant found in the British Isles and grows to more than 2-3 metres in height. Each… Read More

The cattle need moving to higher ground; not far: from down there in the Swamp, to up here in the Northern Corridor and Hoo Brook Corral. The move could be easy or a real pain if the cattle decide to run further into the Swamp. Yesterday evening, in preparation, I separated the two Galloways from the herd and secured them in Hoo Brook Corridor to keep the rest of the cattle at… Read More

Five of the Wilden Marsh herd arrived back on the marsh today, having enjoyed a two month holiday at Chaddesley Wood: Wayne and Waynetta Galloway, and Tulip, Jill, and Buttercup Shetland. Other cattle will arrive when the new growing season starts.

Marigold’s calf, Rowena, has her new horns poking through.