A programme of coppicing was carried out by David Bevan to let in light and allow natural regeneration. Here you will find Species recorded along the stream in 2006/07, all are now present. The first list on the left is a count of plantlife recorded before the 2006 coppice, and the right hand column is the additional finds after the coppice.

The difference is amazing, what a bit of sunlight can do!

Before coppice (2006)  After  coppice (2007)
 Sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus)
 Norway Maple (Acer platanoides)  Creeping Bent (Agrostis stolonifera)
 Horse-Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum)  Garden Lady’s-Mantle (Alchemilla mollis)
 Cow Parsley ( Anthriscus sylvestris)  Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata)
 Michaelmas Daisy (Aster x salignus)  Garden Angelica (Angelica archangelica)
 Silver Birch (Betula pendula)  Thale Cress (Arabidopsis thaliana)
 Trailing Bellflower (Campanula poscharskyana)  Common  Orache (Atriplex patula)
 Wavy Bitter-Cress (Cardamine flexuosa)  Spear-leaved Orache (Atriplex prostrata)
 Pendulous Sedge (Carex pendula)  Oat (Avena sativa)
 Remote Sedge (Carex remota)  Black Horehound (Ballota nigra)
 Wood Sedge (Carex sylvatica)  Birch (Betula sp.)
 Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus)  Borage (Borago officinalis)
 Early Crocus (Crocus tommasinianus)  Butterfly Bush (Buddleja davidii)
 Broad Buckler-Fern (Dryopteris dilatata)  Shepherd’s-Purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris)
 Male Fern (Dryopteris filix-mas)  Pill Sedge (Carex pilulifera)
 Broad-leaved Willowherb
(Epilobium montanum)
 Many-seeded Goosefoot
(Chenopodium polyspremum)
 Giant Fescue (Festuca gigantea)  Red Valerian (Centanthus ruber)
 Cleavers (Galium aparine)  Common Mouse-ear (Cerastium fontanum)
 Herb-Robert (Geranium robertianum)  Sticky Mouse-ear (Cerastium glomeratum)
 Wood Avens (Geum urbanum)  Fat-Hen (Chenopodium album)
 Common Ivy (Hedera helix)  Enchanter’s Nightshade (Circaea lutetiana)
 Creeping Soft-Grass (Holcus mollis)  Spear Thistle (Cirsium vulgare)
 Hyacinthoides hispanica x non-scripta
(Hyacinthoides X massartiana)
 Rosebay Willowherb
(Chamerion angustifolium)
 Tutsan (Hypericum androsaemum)  Danish Scurvygrass (Cochlearia danica)
 Holly (Ilex aquifolium)  Canadian Fleabane (Conyza canadensis)
 Compact Rush (Juncus conglomeratus)  Guernsey Fleabane (Conyza sumatrensis)
 Hairy Wood-Rush (Luzula pilosa)  Lesser Swine-Cress ( Coronopus didymus)
 Balm (Melissa officinalis)  A Cotoneaster ( Cotoneaster sp.)
 Pale Persicaria (Persicaria lapathifolia)  Smooth Hawk’s-Beard (Crepis capillaris)
 Hart’s-Tongue (Phyllitis scolopendrium)  Cock’s-Foot (Dactylis glomerata)
 Greater Plantain (Plantago major)  Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea)
 Yellow Flowered Strawberry
(Duchesnea indica)
 Cockspur (Echinochloa crus-galli)
 American Willowherb (Epilobium citiatum)
 Great Willowherb (Epilobium hirsutum)
 Short-Fruited Willowherb
(Epilobium obscurum)
 Hoary Willowherb (Epilobium parviflorum)
 Pale Willowherb (Epilobium tetragonum)
 Square- Stalked Willowherb
(Epilobium tetragonum)
 Petty Spurge (Euphorbia peplus)
 Black- Bindweed (Fallopia convolvulus)
 Garden Strawberry (Fragaria ananassa)
 Wild Strawberry (Fragaria vesca)
 Ash (Fraxinus excelsior)
 Yorkshire-Fog (Holcus lanatus)
 Slender St.John’s-Wort
(Hypericum pulchrum)
 Bristle Club-Rush (Isolepis setacea)
 Jointed Rush (Juncus articulatus)
 Toad Rush (Juncus bufonius)
 Soft-Rush (Juncus effusus)
 Slender Rush (Juncus tenuis)
 Prickly Lettuce (Lactuca serriola)
 Nipplewort (Lapsana communis)
 Himalayan Honeysuckle
(Leycesteria formosa)
 Purple Toadflax (Linaria purpurea)
 Garden Lobelia (Lobelia erinus)
 Perennial Rye-Grass (Lolium perenne)
 Greater Bird’s-Foot-Trefoil
(Lotus pedunculatus)
 Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
 Scented Mayweed (Matricaria recutita)
 Black Medick (Medicago lupulina)
 Wood Melick (Melica uniflora)
 Wood Forget-Me-Not (Myosotis sylvatica)
 Large-Flowered Pink-Sorrel
(Oxalis debilis)
 Least Yellow-Sorrel (Oxalis exilis)
 Green Alkanet (Pentaglottis sempervirens)
 Redshank (Persicaria maculosa)
 Bristly Oxtongue (Picris echioides)
 Annual Meadow-Grass (Poa annua)
 Equal-leaved Knotgrass
(Polygonum arenastrum)
 Knotgrass (Polygonum aviculare)
 Water Bent (Polypogon viridis)
 primrose (Primula vulgaris)
 Cherry Laurel (Prunus laurocerasus)
 Lesser Spearwort (Ranunculus flammula)
 Creeping Buttercup (Ranunculus repens)
 Water-Cress
(Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum)
 Cultivated Bramble (Rubus laciniatus)
 Broad-Leaved Dock (Rumex obtusifolius)
 Fiddle Dock (Rumex pulcher)
 Annual Pearlwort
(Sagina apetala subsp. apetala)
 Procumbent Pearlwort (Sagina procumbens)
 Goat Willow (Salix caprea)
 A Sallow (Salix sp.)
 Common Ragwort (Senecio jacobaea)
 Groundsel (Senecio vulgaris)
 Black Nightshade (Solanum nigrum)
 Prickly Sow-Thistle  (Sonchus asper)
 Smooth Sow-Thistle (Sonchus oleraceus)
 Common Chickweed (Stellaria media)
 Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium)
 Lesser Trefoil (Trifolium dubium)
 Alsike Clover (Trifolium hybridum)
 White Clover (Trifolium repens)
 Scentless Mayweed
(Tripleurospermum inodorum)
 Argentinian Vervian (Verbena bonariensis)
 Vervain (Verbena officinalis)
 Wall Speedwell (Veronica arvensis)
 Ivy-Leaved Speedwell
(Veronica hederifolia)
 Common Field-Speedwell
(Veronica persica)
 Thyme-Leaved Speedwell
(Veronica serpyllifolia)
 Tufted Hair-Grass (Deschampsia cespitosa)
 Hedge Mustard (Sisymbrium officinale)
 Mullein Sp. (Verbascum sp.)
 Garden Pansy (Viola x wittrockiana)
 Kiwi Fruit (Actinidia chinensis)

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