Planting of Whips....

Fri, Dec 9th 2022 at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Another work party for the planting of a hedgerow (500 whips) at a farm in Gaulby on Wyggeston Hospital Land. The cost is covered by a grant and donation by Stuart for the balance.

On 9th December Andrew picked up 500 plants, guards and stakes from a nursery. He hadn’t quite appreciated how much, in volume, this would be but it fortunately fitted (just) in his vehicle. 

It transpired afterwards that it was the wrong order - 1000 of each!

The planting of a 128 metre hedge seemed very daunting, especially when only Stuart, Maureen and Andrew turned up to help….. "Had we bitten off more than we could chew?" 

Nevertheless, in true LDM form, we plodded on. The farmer and his wife gave us a small amount of help in between their farming duties; he was very sceptical we would finish the task.
But, guess what?
Finish we did, 465 plants later.....

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