Month: December 2020

Symbol of Life

Audio – Symbol of Life Snow on holly (1) Holly (Ilex aquifolium) or Cuileann in Irish was classified by the 8th century Laws of Neighbourhood as one of the seven ‘nobles of the wood’ (1). These included as well oak, ash, yew, Scots pine, crab apple, hazel. It had a high ranking because it was…

Creating a Biodiversity Bank

Native hedgerow Native hedgerow (1) Even though native hedgerows are excellent for enhancing biodiversity some people are reluctant to plant them because they mistakenly think they are difficult to create (1)Their creation does require some careful planning but when species are selected, and an order of planting decided the planting itself is very straightforward. Plant…