Still at it!
Have been spending a lot of time clearing and burning these LONG brambles, whilst the Bullfinch chirps away contentedly. The older, dry, brown bramble branches burn really well.
And so much Blackthorn! (or is it Bullace?….will let you know in Springtime!). These I have been lopping and incorporating in to a dry hedge. I didn’t know how I was going to cope with it all until I researched it an evening only to find that the Brown Hairstreak Butterfly loves Blackthorn especially the young suckers for laying it’s eggs so I will leave some areas for the butterflies.