Density : Unrecorded, but estimated 50 per 25 sq.
: 80 man-hours of plant extraction. The workforce
started in the S.West and worked towards the Northeast.
The small rosettes were left uprooted on the ground, where
they quickly dried out and died. The workforce stayed
overnight in a convenient ‘bunk barn’.
: The L-D work greatly reduced the burden of scything
and weed control (undertaken by E.N. officers), later
in the summer. For a day or two after the work, the thousands
of uprooted Marsh Thistle plants gave the field a battlefield
appearance, but they quickly withered and died. Working
on Spear thistle among the rocks and shallow pastures
of the limestone pavement, was difficult, but nonetheless,
£660 + vat