Let’s Go Outside: The Stream Bank: Before & After

13 May

If winter was all about planting new trees then spring and summer is going to be all about managing growth. In the last ten days I must have cut the lawn grass three times, plus there is the meadow and the paddock. We try and keep the meadow and paddock low because if it grows too high we struggle to cut it with the lawn tractor and would have to pay a farmer with a real tractor. We also have a weather dependent stream  running through the garden with banks on either side (loved by those pesky rabbits). It has only just dried up after all the rain we had last summer, so we are now tackling the weeds and grass on the bank so it doesn’t grow out of control again. Last year there were five adults and a few nephews plus my son helping to cut down the nettles and thistles that were over waist height.

This is the only picture I have of what it looked like before.

Before, taken from under the ash tree.

The stream before, taken from under the ash tree. No water in the stream.

Then we have after…

After, along with a new rowan (right) and weeping willow tree (left). The ash tree is in the background.

After, along with a new rowan (right) and weeping willow tree (left). The ash tree is in the background.

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  1. My own willow bank | Hen Orchard - February 27, 2014

    […] This post shows the stream bank before and after. The willows will be planted at the far end of the bottom picture. […]

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