Monthly Archives: December 2014

On your bike!


Happy Christmas from the forestry team. Had a walk through the Gardens and saw the Wishing Tree- it’s a weeping ash and so ideal for people to tie a ribbon onto the branches. Very colourful but I’m wondering who has … Continue reading

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He blewit, did he?


Another little stroll about the Estate hunting for mushrooms yielded some dryad’s saddle ( a bit late in the year and far too mature to eat as they would be quite rubbery at this stage) BUT, I did find some … Continue reading

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Inside out and the outside in!


Originally posted on Wympole & Wratsworth:
White bryony berries So, we dragged the outside into the Hall! Caesar The white trees were actually some of the elm tops we kept when we coppiced the elm hedge at Valley Farm; Steph…

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Inside out and the outside in!


So, we dragged the outside into the Hall! The white trees were actually some of the elm tops we kept when we coppiced the elm hedge at Valley Farm; Steph and Ashley sprayed them white (and, apparently, themselves and everything … Continue reading

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Bailed out!


Having dug our holes the week before it was now the time for the archaeologists to dig theirs in the more sensitive areas. Oh boy, did they have their work cut out for them?! The weather was rather inclement and … Continue reading

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Rabbits and holes


What happens when you have a bit of time to spare in the evenings? Well, some very nice burr birch branches made some lovely spoons (God knows what use they are but they do hold water! Although maybe spirit would … Continue reading

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All a rush and too much to do!


It’s getting to that time of year when the forestry and estate work gets into full swing: hedge laying, parkland tree planting, tree surgery, coppicing and thinning the woods alongside the general work of keeping the Estate ticking over. Organising … Continue reading

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Where looking for Screams and Clouds…..


Originally posted on Wimpole Estate NT:
….. but no Knobs, Stares or Mischief 5 star accommodation for our mammals and birds are being trialled at the Folly, as scaffold comes down – we have put up a few bat and…

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