We stopped in at Sevenacres Weir this afternoon to install coir matting to protect the toe of a soil slope. With good light and low water levels we were able to take some photos that illustrate just how the brash bundles we installed on the left bank are working.
This warm spell has really helped the countryside along. Hawthorn and elder are already in leaf across much of Ayrshire and some of our willow that we installed just before Christmas is now in bud. This is very encouraging and a few months from now and this banking will look much more healthy. More than this the roots will be growing deep into the soil creating a very robust river bank.