Cutting the bamboo

Work continued on these raised garden beds at the community farm yesterday. While John and Brian worked on the metal uprights Craig, Peter and (another) Craig set about cutting down bamboo grown at the farm for the rafters.

Building raised beds

Raised garden beds

We have a huge clump of bamboo growing beside my allotment and they set about cutting down four poles. Here the guys are all ready to go chain saw and safety gear at the ready. Craig doesn’t always wear an orange hat and ear muffs! and Peter’s not really going to chop off his leg with that chain saw. Boys will be boys.

Chain saw at the ready

Chain saw at the ready

This photo will give you some idea of the height of the bamboo they were to cut down.

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The clump of bamboo

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Bamboo poles cleaned of leaves and propped up against the clump of bamboo

A job well done. These bamboo poles can now be used as rafters for the top of the raised beds and will be draped with shade cloth. Nothing goes to waste and the green leaves stripped from the bamboo poles will be mulched for the compost bins.

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A job well done

Thanks guys.

Jerry Coleby-Williams

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