Action taken: 32 man-hours of Chiseling (& a little
work with L-Dog).The work was carried out by two men.
this demonstration for the AONB officers was carried out
late in the growing season, for this site. Grass was long,
and thistles were tall, making the plants bases difficult
to locate. Hoes needed constant sharpening in order to
cut through the long grass. Nevertheless, a large proportion
of the plants likely to seed were prevented from doing
so. More time was needed, and certainly, annual maintenance
will be necessary, and over a period of time, become less.
parkland to the North was treated with boom applied chemicals.
It will be interesting to note next years thistle crop.