Bishops Cannings Cricket Club seeding preparation       22 Sept

Preparation for seeding at Bishops Cannings Cricket Club earlier in the week, following importing and levelling of soil to bring up outfield levels.

We were asked to level and seed the area and sow with sports mix grass seed.  Tristan spent a Saturday on the stone burier to get things level; seed was drilled today and rolled in.  Green in a couple of weeks – hopefully!

Bishops Cannings Cricket Club seeding preparation  

Bishops Cannings Cricket Club seeding preparation     Bishops Cannings Cricket Club seeding preparation       22 Sept

Appleford School near Shrewton external works – fencing, parking and lighting August 2021

We have been very busy and trying to complete various external works projects during the school holidays. It has been difficult to source the materials, to say the least.

However, this project at a local school  near Shrewton was completed today – new Close Board fence, new and increased parking areas along with additional lighting.  All ready for the new term.

Grenade Range Refurbishment Warminster April 2021

Something a little different for us  – we recently started a project to refurbish a grenade range at Warminster.
We needed to remove 500 tons of limestone gravel, undertake repairs to the sub-base and increase the area to the required specification.
The throwing bays were also dug out and will be restored once the main range floor has been reinstated.
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Covering an ancient burial site with chain link mesh March 2021

Something different this week:  we needed to cover an ancient burial site ( Tumulus ) with chainlink mesh to prevent the local badger population from calling it home; this helps to preserve anything inside the mound.   The funny shape was caused by tanks driving over it for practice before heading off to active duty in WW1!
The area is called Snail Down at Everleigh.  See the Historic England information here.
With thanks to Wiki: A tumulus is a mound of earth and stones raised over a grave or graves. Tumuli are also known as barrows, burial mounds or kurgans, and may be found throughout much of the world. A cairn, which is a mound of stones built for various purposes, may also originally have been a tumulus. Wikipedia
covering an ancient burial site with chain link mesh

Impressive forest grass regeneration, Savernake Forest 

Part of an ongoing project in the Savernake Forest.  The regeneration of the forest grass along the fence line in the forest after mulching is impressive. From a dead forest floor to lush grass …

And here’s the link from our work in May giving you almost the “before and after~ shots

https://www.conservation-contractors.co.uk/woodland-fencing-project-in-savernake-forest-near-marlborough/

Impressive forest grass regeneration, Savernake Forest