St Mary’s Primary school were kind enough to send their gardening club to help us with our hedgerow planting project.

With only a few hours to spare we learnt why hedgerow is so important and the benefits to nature and the environment.

With a mixture of hawthorn, hazel, blackthorn, rowan, crab apple, dog rose elder, wild cherry and dog wood gifted to us by the Woodland Trust, the pupils used the guides supplied to identify the saplings before planting them to form a new hedge. Bursting with energy and enthusiasm approximately 40-50 saplings were planted.

A short woodland walk followed, and the pupils were very interested in the biodiversity projects on the estate particularly the bug hotel at Lower Lake, as they are hoping to make one at their school.

Thank you, St Mary’s, – please come again.