The garden troops have been hard at work culling the reeds around the edge of our two small lakes. It takes about three years for them to reach this height and about 3 days to cut them all down and burn them. They didn’t find any nests of the Great Crested Grebe yet but they did find a few mice! Eeeek!
The reeds were at the point where they had completely overtaken the lakes so having them cropped will make access to investigate the pond life much easier come the spring.