Saturday, December 03, 2011

The year's final coppice cut

20111203 Wbx after pruning

Today I cut back the remaining sallows.  Instead of tying the twigs together in a bundle, I have scattered them over the surface of the window box as I think this may encourage more microfungi, as well as making them easier to see when they do appear.

Larger fungi continue to flourish and another small poison pie (Hebeloma crustuliniforme) has appeared near the little pond.

As the picture shows, the window box is starting to collapse.  The rims at the front and rear are peeling away and there is a split where the front side joins the base.  I often wonder about how to address this problem and think that somehow I must find another container to put the box in.

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