Last week saw a another pruning and sorting session in the Ice House Coppice at Compton Verney and with damp ground all around, we opted to burn in-situ rather than cart all the cuttings through the site – which would have caused much grass disturbance.
Naturally the weather played its part and made proceeds ‘interesting’ shall we say, but a good days pruning and burning was had by all. Ahead of us now lies a large scale planting project to continue planting throughout the coppice. The eventual aim is to have tightly manicured shrubberies, with views through, over and around to one focal point or another.
Thanks to Anne, one of our grounds volunteers, the foundation work is recorded here for posterity. As you can see, the weather made proceeds interesting to say the least, with snow appearing but not dampening our spirits. Enjoy!
Gary Webb, Head of Landscape and Gardens, Compton Verney