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Brush-cutting the rides

Brush-cutting the rides

By mid-June the rides through the wood were head high with plant growth making it increasingly challenging to get about. Even the dog found leaping over the ever-growing herbage too much to endure for over 5 minutes or so. Of course, contemplating mowing paths in a...
Sunshine and shade

Sunshine and shade

Balancing the woodland environment The beauty of woodland is much to do with contrasts to be found in the sunshine and shady areas. Unfortunately, at present in Oxlip Wood, the shady areas outweigh the sunny ones many, many times over. This is what our Woodland...
Oxlips in Spring

Oxlips in Spring

What a thrill it was the day we first began to see the Oxlips flowering in the wood. The size of each plant made them resemble more of a bouquet, reading made for a Spring bride.
Green wood

Green wood

When we first viewed the wood in February 2013 there wasn’t a lot of green to be seen, but by March things had certainly changed considerably. Spring flowers were beginning to appear, which gave us the idea for renaming the wood to something people would...
Becoming owners of woodland

Becoming owners of woodland

Our new adventure beckons It’s been a week now since we became owners of Oxlip wood and we still can’t quite take in the fact. A beautiful afternoon gave way to a balmy evening as we wandered up to the wood this evening with iPad in hand and two beers and...

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