The Friends of Haddon Wood

Everything interesting we can think of about Alhampton's community woodland. To leave a comment on a post, click on its title and scroll down…

Interesting Extras

Anything we can find that helps to make the blog more interesting should end up here. If you’ve got an idea or info to contribute, please get in touch.

  • The Woodland Trust own Haddon Wood and are therefore responsible for the main features – new gateways,  purchase of trees, stakes and tubes, planting schedules, mowing of pathways and removal of hazards such as redundant barbed wire.  For those of you interested in the nitty gritty, we’ve added their official Public Management Plan  Simply click the link to see the document.

5 thoughts on “Interesting Extras

  1. I am having problems on how to get to grips with this as dopeydigs had an account set up for him and I think I had to reset it to get on to this one.. eek just leaving a reply to see if it works, can’ t see how to get photos on, I may need a lesson!!! But it looks great!

  2. We missed the Open Gardens Day on 26th May 2013. Will you be having one in 2014 as we would like to bookmark it so as not to miss it.

    • Yes, there will be an Open Gardens day in Alhamton next year, but the date isn’t fixed yet. I’m told it’ll be in either May or June, which obviously isn’t specific enough for your purposes! What I can say is that now this blog is established we’ll be posting an announcement once the date is known, so if you click ‘Follow’ (top left of the page) you’ll receive emails when we post anything and it’ll be in one of those. Hope this helps!

  3. Dear Friends of Haddon Wood,
    I have a 3 year old Christmas tree in a pot & can now no longer keep it my tiny garden. Is there any chance it could be planted somewhere in the wood ? It is about 4ft high & very healthy. I’m afraid I don’t know what variety it is, but bought from Camelot 3 years ago. I want to find a good home for it !
    I sometimes walk in the wood with my daughter & it is lovely. I live in Castle Cary.
    I hope you can help.

    • I’m SO sorry, Louise, but things have been very quiet on the blog for a while and I’ve only just got back to updating it. I hope by now you’ve found a home for your Christmas tree because I’m afraid we’d have to say no to putting it in Haddon Wood. The Woodland Trust have very strict criteria on species allowed – we don’t even have Chestnut trees! – and would have a sense of humour failure if we tried to slip in anything that’s not on the list …and as an evergreen and very distinctive, it would be spotted if they ever ran a check!

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