My Woodland - A Walk Through

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My Woodland - A Walk Through

Postby boxerman » Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:04 pm

As promised here's a walk through video of my woods. Most paths and the majority of the clearing have been hand cleared.

https://youtu.be/xWY4Pp_-YQU
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Re: My Woodland - A Walk Through

Postby DEEP DIVER » Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:26 am

Great video Phil, it is a good mixed area for the animals. Are you going to build yourself a small shelter/hide to watch them from.
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Re: My Woodland - A Walk Through

Postby boxerman » Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:55 am

Already in progress tho technically it require planning permission
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Re: My Woodland - A Walk Through

Postby Galactic Greyhound » Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:38 pm

What a peaceful haven - I could sit there all day!

Have you considered introducing hedgehogs into the woodland?
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Re: My Woodland - A Walk Through

Postby Jaythro » Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:43 pm

Already in progress tho technically it require planning permission
Cough Cough not if you build it on wheels :grin:
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Re: My Woodland - A Walk Through

Postby boxerman » Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:56 pm

True, Jay but you also need to be able to remove it in one piece and that isn't an option without felling a lot of trees. If that had been viable I'd have got a tiny caravan. I can barely wriggle an old lawn tractor without deck into the place.
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Re: My Woodland - A Walk Through

Postby boxerman » Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:58 pm

Have you considered introducing hedgehogs into the woodland?
Hadn't thought of it, Ced but I'm introducing absolutely nothing either animal, vegetable or mineral until at least a year has passed as I have little idea of what's currently there and I'd don't want to alter the ecological balance.
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Re: My Woodland - A Walk Through

Postby george baker » Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:57 pm

Hi
are you seeing any fungi Phil? A guided city park walk last week saw over 2 dozen within 2 hours. They included "funeral bell" and an almost identical looking edible species.

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Re: My Woodland - A Walk Through

Postby boxerman » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:09 pm

Most are over now, George but they've appeared everywhere. Was to busy to take time this year trying to ID them tho.
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Re: My Woodland - A Walk Through

Postby george baker » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:13 pm

Hi
we had a guide to show us, even then none of us ate any.

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Re: My Woodland - A Walk Through

Postby boxerman » Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:17 pm

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Small shelter more or less completed - still needs another coat of stain and the roof felt putting up when it gets warmer.
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Re: My Woodland - A Walk Through

Postby Galactic Greyhound » Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:01 pm

Very civilised! :smile:
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Re: My Woodland - A Walk Through

Postby george baker » Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:14 pm

Hi
a new house! Got a Composting toilet yet? Water butt behind? Solar panels on the roof after the felt?

The trees in front are very white, Himalayan birch?

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Re: My Woodland - A Walk Through

Postby boxerman » Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:18 pm

It's a little more than that, Ced. It's essential as a warm up place when working there in the winter - and winter is the main working season when birds aren't nesting.
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Re: My Woodland - A Walk Through

Postby boxerman » Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:23 pm

Himalayan birch?
Just standard Silver Birch - next year I may have a play with tapping a few.

Composting loo is looking like a problem as it's two inches of soil and then solid clay - holds water like there's no tomorrow. Have one boggy patch on the main path and had to winch my lawn tractor out yesterday when I was digging it out to unload some hardcore to fill it...
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Re: My Woodland - A Walk Through

Postby george baker » Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:43 pm

Hi
Ive drank a few things but never Birch Sap Wine

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Re: My Woodland - A Walk Through

Postby Lolo » Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:02 pm

It's looking great phil
Hope the kids dont find it in the summer though. I was forever cleaning out beer cans and graffiti off ours on the reserve.
I ve got a book on making compost loo's if you want it next time you visit
Our swallows have just come back and are starting to nest again. Not sure if its the same pair you saw or their offspring?
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Re: My Woodland - A Walk Through

Postby boxerman » Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:00 pm

Hopefully kids won't be much of an issue - it's about a mile walk from the nearest village so not prime target.

Can't get my head around compost loos so that'll give me something to read while I'm there but I'm not convinced I'll be able to dig deep enough to get through the clay.

I'd suspect you probably have the same pair - I think they return to the same nest site every year.

May be a week or two later than planned getting over as I haven't got around to booking anything yet..
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