As I write this post I am pausing to look out of the window of the Ragmans Lane Farm bunkhouse, out across the fields to see a group of students winding their way back from the woods. They have just completed Patrick's Reading the Landscape course with a tree identification walk through one of the small areas of woodland on the farm. In this course which taps into his seemingly endless knowledge of the land, Patrick teaches us to be natural detectives, using landforms, hedgerows, trees, animal signs and herbaceous plants to tell us a story about the land as it is today and as it has been throughout time.
Microclimates can have a dramatic effect on plants and trees.
The Living Landscape or by attending a weekend residential course at Ragmans Lane Farm.