Monday, 16 February 2015

Adding Fruit To The Hedgerow

The hedgerow that runs along the canal side edge of the college grounds had some new plants added to it today. Found in what was once the student allotment garden, now a building site, six blackcurrant bushes were rescued and transferred to the hedge to add fruit for the wildlife to feed on. Usually the birds are unwanted guests feeding on soft fruit bushes but they will welcome to eat them all.

Reinforced with Hawthorn, Privet, Spindle and Common Hazel in December 2011, see blog entry 'Hedge Reinforcement', this is the first time fruit has been added. The two variates of Blackcurrant planted are 'Ben Sarek' and 'Ben Lomond', both high yielding with large berries.

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