Monthly Archives: February 2015

Time is of the essence


Eight years ago the hedges in the most southern section of the South Avenue had grown so high that they had begun to affect the lime trees. Something had to be done and that something was hedge laying as it … Continue reading

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Hedging your bets!


Wimpole’s hedge laying competition was held last weekend and we had nearly twenty competitors- some cut as pairs, others on their own. The hedge chosen was in the same place as last year’s competition. Who was going to win in … Continue reading

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Hedge laying competition on Wimpole Estate 2015


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Let’s play conservation spot the difference at the Folly….


Originally posted on Wimpole Estate NT:
Clunch weathers in many different ways however what we are seeing at the Folly is the semi hard face of the stone eroding in patches which leaves a soft fragile core face of stone…

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Pandora’s box


Some years back I took a few people out ferreting behind the Hall. It was one of those years when rabbits had bred like, well, errr, rabbits – there were hundreds of them on the estate, nay thousands. They caused … Continue reading

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The Jagdterrier


Appearance The typical appearance of a Jagdterrier is black and tan, with the tan being more of a rust colour on the muzzle and undercarriage. It can also be chocolate or liver brown with white markings although the white markings … Continue reading

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One of seven


Only a few places left on the estate where there are still quite a few rabbits around; one of those places is Valley Farm but even there they are only in patches. We did have a scout around a few … Continue reading

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