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Lesser Celandine

Lesser celandine is another herald of spring to look out for.

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Pool 2 of Wilden Marsh Central Drainage Ditch

Well I’ve cleared a 20 metre long by 2-3 metre wide section of the Central Drainage Ditch to a depth of 600mm, with sloping sides, which will serve as Pool 2. What I like about this open ditch section is … Continue reading

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Central Drainage Ditch

The 450 metre long Central Drainage Ditch conducts overflow through the South Riverside Pasture to the River Stour; it drains the Flooded Wood Pasture, the Middle Wood, the Rhombus Field, the Orchid Field, and the Riverside Pasture into the River … Continue reading

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Red Dead-head Nettle

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Garlic Mustard

Garlic Mustard produces allelochemicals, mainly in the form of the cyanide compounds allyl isothiocyanate and benzyl isothiocyanate, which suppress mycorrhizal fungi that most plants, including native forest trees, require for optimum growth.However, allelochemicals produced by Garlic Mustard do not affect … Continue reading

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Shaggy Parasol Mushroom.

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Himalayan Balsam Eradication on Wilden Marsh Update.

Regular readers will be aware that we at Wilden Marsh have declared war on invasive Himalayan balsam. Our main weapon, a herd of ten rare breed Shetland cattle, has not yet won its first battles in the Riverside or Hoo … Continue reading

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