A Few Faggots More

We didn’t quite finish our tasks at Swardeston Common in January when we cleared the blackthorn and pollarded the willow. The final stand of willows was pollarded by a school group led by Matt D and left to be turned into faggots at a later date. Well, that later date arrived last Friday 15th (aka the Ides of March) when a small but perfectly formed group of Volunteers (Keith, Liz, Robert and me) and Matt H met at Swardeston Common to finish off. Continue reading A Few Faggots More

Blackthorn and Faggots

A Happy New Year to all of you from all of us! Following a three-week period for rest and recuperation our volunteers returned, fully refreshed, to Swardeston Common on the 3rd and 4th January to continue clearing the old blackthorn and elder. Under the guidance of Paula on Thursday and Matt on Friday we worked our way around the edges of the site nibbling away at the blackthorn and opening up the area further. Continue reading Blackthorn and Faggots