docks were brown & mature, growing in long grass,
which had not been cut.
weed density was very high, but went unrecorded. The land
was essentially clay, so extraction was easy. There was
a risk of shedding the seed while completing the job,
so all extracted plants went straight to barrows &
visit in 2002 showed that the work had been a success.
The length of the grass sward had prevented new seeds
from taking hold, and the only growing plants were those
that had been missed, especially around the field edges,
underneath a hedge.
workforce made up of 4 men, took 96 hrs to complete the
£502. (or £111.per acre)