Well done Hedge Planters!

Home » News » Well done Hedge Planters!
hedge
Hedge Planting 2018 v2
Hedge Planting 2018

After having to cancel the first planned hedge-planting day this year due to poor weather, Parish Councillor Simon Browne was delighted to tell us that the second date (last Saturday) was a great success!

After a monumental day's effort, volunteers completed all 300m. That's more than 1200 hedge plants in — of which two thirds are hawthorn, and the remainder a mixture of hazel, blackthorn, field maple, guelder rose, alder buckthorn and dog rose.

In a few years' time this will become a great wildlife hedge, supporting all manner of fauna (and flora) and linking up ponds and woodlands across the farmland near Redesmere.

Simon offered grateful thanks to all the volunteers, (who were treated to sausage butties), plus Henbury Parish Council for the funding and the Capesthorne estate for their financial contribution.

Since the Parish Council started the project, 3.3km (just over 2 miles, if you prefer) of new hedgerows have been planted in Henbury, and more than 2000 trees. Quite an achievement, and only possible with all the volunteer effort.

More news from Henbury

Fete Bunting
Henbury Webteam: Thu 19 Apr 6:30am

#Henbury Summer Fete . Saturday June16th 2018 . On the Millennium GreenPlease raid your cupboards and empty your lofts!!Donations of tombola prizes, unwanted toys, books, cakes, plants and anything that might sell (!) will be gratefully received with open armsIf you are available and willing, we would love you to come and help too.Contact Ann Cousin 26 Hightree Drive Tel No ...

BuzzInst_1
Henbury Webteam: Tue 17 Apr 2:30pm

#We Promised You a New Buzzard and Here It is Going in Place!True to his word Ed Pilkington arrived last Thursday with the new buzzard he's carved for the Millennium Green. It's based on a 12 foot long sturdy bough of oak stripped of its bark. The lower section was treated with wood preserver before being most skilfully manoeuvred by Ed into a four foot deep hole near the Green...

Classic Buzzard
Henbury Webteam: Thu 12 Apr 12:36pm

Farewell to an Old FriendWe are sad to say that the beautiful Buzzard that has welcomed visitors to the Millennium Green ever since the Summer Fete in June 2007 has come to the end of its days. It's been an icon on the Green and even became known as The Millennium Falcon when Pokemon — Go was popular! But the wood has rotted and woodpeckers have have pecked holes in the pillar on which...