On the warmest day of the year so far, a small but hardworking group of volunteers laid out a new dead hedge at Liquorice Park, Lincoln. The hedge was situated in a highly visible position on the park's southern boundary, in a newly reclaimed section of the park. A group of four volunteers gently coppiced dense woodland to supply stakes for the hedge (careful not to select any trees with nesting birds) whilst a team of two volunteers stoically installed the stakes to form the backbone of the hedge line. The hedge will be filled over time by the park's volunteers with cut brash, forming a natural and attractive barrier and a suitable habitat for many insects and small mammals.
During tea breaks, volunteers sat amongst beautiful bluebells, primroses and fragrant wild garlic (some of which had been gently rescued from the path of the hedge).
,Another satisfying day at a favourite site - thanks to all who came. I have since heard from Alison who says "A big thank you to you and your team for the brilliant work you all did on the new dead hedge. I know what hard work it is and you have created a strong and straight foundation for the filling in."