Flickr Group Picture of the Week

Find out who took our Picture of the Week shot this week.

Isle of Wight photographers were out in their droves last week after the snow arrived. There are tons of great photos in the Flickr Group Pool for you to check out.

Our favourite shot this week is this shot of a recently ploughed planted field by Mike Vallender (aka the Green Gardener).

We’re very lucky to still have many small fields separated by hedgerows, rather than the huge open fields you see when driving on the mainland.

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Tuesday, 19th March, 2013 12:18pm



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  1. Nice photo – but this is not a ploughed field but one planted with potatoes!

  2. Mike Vallender

    19.Mar.2013 5:06pm

    Thanks team for choosing this picture as your flickr group picture of the week. I hope people enjoy it and think about the future of land based industries on the island.


  3. We are indeed lucky with the hedgerows – they provide blossom and greenery, nesting sites and safe pathways for wildlife, as well as being wind breaks for crops. It breaks my heart to see one pulled out…

    • I trust that tryme will not see any hedgerows pulled out in future. I can show him newly planted hedge rows around the West Wight.
      Planning approval is now needed to take out any hedge rows.

      • That initially sounds very encouraging, old bull, but then I wonder how often the planning approval is given, and on what criteria?

        I would be a very happy bunny if it is very strict & rarely given.

        Planting new hedgerows in addition to old ones is one thing, but ‘replacing’ old ones is another: an established years-old hedge ripped out is a huge loss and disruption of wild life, never mind if a new planting has started elsewhere.

  4. Mike Vallender

    20.Mar.2013 7:02am

    I think that would depend a little on definition as some hedges that have been cut hard back in preparation for laying can appear torn out almost, where in actual fact it is about rejuvenation.

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