We’ve recently started a new big project on the farm to coppice (cut back) many of our hedges to allow new re-growth and plant new hedgerow plants in the gaps. It will then be fenced off to protect it over the next few years whilst it grows back.
This project is majority funded by the Governments Countryside Stewardship scheme and was something that Steve was very passionate about and he helped us gain the grant funding.
I’m really proud that we can continue his legacy and fulfil this project which will take place over the next couple of months. So if you do walk the dogs over the footpaths on our farm, it may look a little odd without the hedgerows but longer term it will be much better for our local wildlife and bird population.