A Week on the Estate: Shipshape Punt, Holy Ghost & Wildflower Margins
Last weekend gave us strong winds which damaged and felled a few trees – much to the delight of the Lincoln Red herd which made the most of the succulent new growth on a large fallen branch. For most of the week, blue skies and late-spring warmth dominated, giving us working conditions that just need a useful bit of rain to be perfect.
Charles Roe of P.E. Roe & Son drilled two acres of grass and wild-flower margins around two estate fields whose ditches have recently been cleaned. The seed mix should give biodiversity a real boost and is comprised of 25% red fescue, 20% chewings fescue, 20% hard fescue, 10% meadow fescue, 5% common bentgrass, 9% crested dogstail, 1% small-leaved timothy and 3% sainfoin.