Barbara Phillips on Hedgerows
When I was young, there was so much around everywhere and in my times I was growing up, it was disappearing.
Hedges were taken, I don’t mean us, but hedges were taken out, copses were taken out, all sorts of things because the farmers were being encouraged to grow more, produce more and oh, it was so sad.
And then, the Dutch Elm disease, that was just the cap on it, so I did all of this because I fell in love with the farm when we had the trees and the hedges and the wildlife. It was beautiful here and then we’d lost it all and it was desolate, horrible.