Monday, 27 April 2009

National Beanpole Week

Our weekend event at the Dutch Nursery, Bell Bar, Hertfordshire marked the start of . . .


The idea is to promote the use of locally cut coppice as opposed to imported bamboo canes. This will help to regenerate the coppice which, in this area, is generally underused, overstood and in a derelict state so it's quite hard to find the long straight poles which are so useful.


Quite a few bundles of pea sticks and beanpoles were sold to switched on members of the public


The "shop" of Tony Gallow who is a part-time coppice worker - he'd like to do it full-time but can't make a living at it.


Jed is great and growing up quickly . . . a week tomorrow he'll have his second jab and be able to come out with us on a lead.


My Dad...
They finally brought in a "top" man to insert the drain to remove the fluid from his lungs. Hopefully he's on the mend and will be able to come home soon.

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2 comments:

woodturningblog said...

That's great news about your Dad, Robin. It begs the question, "why did they wait so long?". But I guess you've already asked that one.

On coppice...do you know anyone with 1" hazel poles in Suffolk?

TREEWRIGHT said...

Thanks Andy . . .
Have a look at this site re Hazel poles in Suffolk - http://www.allotmentforestry.com/