||[Jun. 13th, 2019|12:53 pm]
They say you can tell the age of a hedge from the number of species it contains- one species for every hundred years- but I don't believe it. The hedge I've just been clipping contains at least four and I know for a fact that my parents planted it and therefore it's between forty and fifty years old.|
The species are privet, holly, elder and bramble. I'm also seeing isolated examples of rose, hawthorn and maple. I imagine my parents will have planted privet- perhaps privet and holly- but everything else will inserted itself.
The bumble bees were very busy around it. I trust them and they trust me. I nearly cut one of them in half by mistake but missed by a wing-beat. Oops.