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When I last visited #Felbrigg 18 years ago at the very end of the last century it was to slash and burn the dreaded #RhododendronPonticum (top left) into the grassy Meadow it is today (bottom). Sign of burning to the old beech tree (top right) was just collateral damage… #nationaltrust #conservation #workingholidays #volunteering

When I last visited #Felbrigg 18 years ago at the very end of the last century it was to slash and burn the dreaded #RhododendronPonticum (top left) into the grassy Meadow it is today (bottom). Sign of burning to the…

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Turfing

Today was the best kind of day for NT volunteering, clear, sunny, with all the lovely spring flowers sprunging into the world. This Sunday it was a short stroll down the road to Waddesdon Manor (a neo-French chateau in the…

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Tree planting in February

It was cold (and more importantly grey) when I woke up this morning at 8 o’clock (too early on a Sunday by rights) – but I’m glad I did. The gloom eventually lifted, and it was in truth quite warm…

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