Monday, 20 July 2020
The picture below shows, more or less, what the project looks from the actual kitchen window.
The flora of the area is rather sparse following recent clearance with the greatest variety in the bordering hedges. These contain the following species: yew, wild privet, ivy, bramble, ash, wild rose, hawthorn ,shrubby honeysuckle (Lonicera ligustrina var. yunnanensis 'Baggesen's Gold'), holly, wild plum (bullace), and hazel.
Plants on the ground floor include false-brome grass, herb-robert, the spurge Euphorbia amygdaloides ssp. robbiae, Druce's cranesbill (Geranium x oxonianum), hogweed, perennial cornflower (Centaurea montana), pennyroyal, black bryony and early dog-violet.
Of these 20 species 15 are British natives and the rest introductions.
Monday, 13 July 2020
After eleven years this project continues. Of course, like all patches of land, the area viewed from the Kitchen Window is still there. It was quite overgrown though until Tana cleared it up during her gardening operations yesterday and it is now back 'under management'. The area is about 1.5 metres square and bounded by a mixed hedge at the rear, a Lonicera 'Baggesen's Gold' hedge on the east and a yew hedge to the west. The path to our backdoor runs along the front.