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by David Crook
Mon May 03, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Tools & Equipment
Topic: Weed Puller
Replies: 3
Views: 396

Re: Weed Puller

I think it was a tool from Lazy dog, see https://lazydogtools.co.uk/pulling-docks-using-lazy-dog/. As you say quite expensive & I haven't tried one so don't know how good they are. Our meadows were getting too much Hogweed and we did it the old fashioned way using a fork to dig out the tubers. T...
by David Crook
Sun Apr 25, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: Problem species
Topic: Bracken remioval
Replies: 1
Views: 225

Bracken remioval

The below was recently posted through the Moor Meadows email exchange & I thought might be of interest to the Forum members: "We have had a long term problem with bracken on some 20 acres of species rich pasture and annual cutting in July with a flail or topper is the only practical solutio...
by David Crook
Thu Apr 22, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: Problem species
Topic: Winter heliotrope
Replies: 0
Views: 199

Winter heliotrope

There has been a lot of talk on the Moor Meadows email exchange about the Winter Winter heliotrope so I thought I would post some of the information here: This was the original posting: This plant (Winter Heliotrope) has been spreading all along the road verge of Orley Common, near to our property. ...
by David Crook
Thu Apr 22, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: Handy Apps
Topic: Flower id app.
Replies: 2
Views: 667

Re: Flower id app.

An App called Seek ( i Naturalist) is very good - you point your phone’s camera at a plant and it can usually identify it really quickly.
by David Crook
Wed Apr 21, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: News and Events
Topic: BSc and MSc in Regenerative Food & Farming
Replies: 0
Views: 304

BSc and MSc in Regenerative Food & Farming

You might like to know that Schumacher College is soon going to be launching their ground-breaking (pun intended!) new BSc and MSc in Regenerative Food & Farming, so we should have a lot more folks starting new careers in regen. ag. over the next few years, and no doubt a number of them will sti...
by David Crook
Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:42 am
Forum: News and Events
Topic: Bumblebees of Devon Atlas + Conservation Guide - by Patrick Saunders, edited by Cathy Horsley
Replies: 2
Views: 460

Re: Bumblebees of Devon Atlas + Conservation Guide - by Patrick Saunders, edited by Cathy Horsley

Thanks Amy. You are correct its not in the resources on the Moor Meadows website but is now! David
by David Crook
Sat Dec 26, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Seeding
Topic: Buy local seed wherever possible
Replies: 16
Views: 1856

Re: Buy local seed wherever possible

Emorsgate seeds https://wildseed.co.uk/ are good and have a mix for almost any situation. They should be able to supply most of your needs; the site also has lots of helpful information for those restoring wild meadows or creating them from scratch. Then later in the summer get some bales of fresh c...
by David Crook
Sat Dec 26, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: All about verges, churchyards and other public green spaces
Topic: Advice on verges
Replies: 0
Views: 282

Advice on verges

There is a Plantlife Verges advice document which you may find useful: https://www.plantlife.org.uk/application/files/4614/8232/2916/Road_verge_guide_17_6.pdf BeWild community group in Buckfastleigh are going to utilise seed from existing species-rich verges in the parish (we are lucky to have one l...
by David Crook
Sat Dec 26, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Seeding
Topic: Buy local seed wherever possible
Replies: 16
Views: 1856

Buy local seed wherever possible

If you can source local seed, you not only know where it comes from (always good to know), but also it’ll be fresh and locally suited; provided the seed collected is going to a site with similar characteristics i.e. damp meadow seed to a damp site, with similar nutrient levels. The reasons given by ...
by David Crook
Sat Dec 26, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Meadow cutting
Topic: Rewilding and meadow management
Replies: 1
Views: 527

Rewilding and meadow management

Rewilding, as has been said, is complicated, and really only makes sense on a very large scale. Anything smaller needs to be carefully managed, especially without wild large herbivores and top predators: Knepp, for instance, has to manage grazing pressure very carefully, by culling and/or removal. (...

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