Monday, 22 June 2020

The Bullshole



Before I start and show you this I thought I would let you know the garden is doing OK, I now have runner beans again growing up the canes. The peas have pods on and the dwarf beans have flowers.
In the greenhouse are cumbers growing which will be ready to pick in a week or so, quite a few of the tomatoes have fruit on them and we even pulled a couple of little carrots to check them out, I have now started off another crop to harvest later in the year. I will show what has been happening again next week
This week I am going to take you on a walk to one of my old childhood haunts which is called like the name suggests the Bullshole.





I would say 90% of the people in the village know where the Bullshole is which is along this path at the end of Sand Lane in Cholsey. The lane through a housing estate was a footpath trough a field when I was a kid





When you get here you are nearing your destination. The wooden footbridge on the right was added in recent times because as a kit it  was never there and the place where the footbridge takes you to was a field with cattle in 




On the far side of the entrance you saw in the photo above,( It's a rail bridge) you turn right by another barrier and come out here in this field
Which looks like this when you get further in, the Bullshole is in those trees you see. All this was short cropped crass and a few shrubs when I was young because cattle grazed here and kept it short and the shrubs were trampled or eaten. This is the result of years of neglect as they got rid of the cattle years ago.




As you approach the bullshole which is a bug pool froma stream that runs though the place you see a lot of growth






But over to the right it does not look so good. The water that used to run through here has gone









When I was a kit all this was full of water and there were not willows growing here. Over the years it has become silted up with mud and dead leaves. In the winter water does collect here but as the winter draws out it dries up. There are other reasons for it and if you wish to find out more then click on the link to the Bullshole which will take you to along blog of mine which shows more and gives an explination as to what happened.
Back in the garden next week, Stay Safe
Taking Part in Our World Tuesday


12 comments:

  1. Hello, the footpath started off looking very pretty. It is sad sometimes to see favorite areas change over the years. I would like to keep seeing the cows and more water! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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    1. Soem change for the worst at least that one is just neglected

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  2. The heat is on its way again this week and no doubt more watering holes will dry out. Your garden is flourishing. Lots of goodies for you to enjoy soon.

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    1. Yep with luck I will and back to watering everything now

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  3. interesting views of your old childhood haunts, and love to read your story telling.

    Have a great day

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  4. Interesting looking place - I was back in the village where I was born a while ago - and many of the new people in the village had stopped using many of the local place name I knew as a kid. Shame really.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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    1. Yes I wonder how many people realse where it is after over hearing some one saying they found a nature reserve that every one knows about

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  5. Oh that's a shame the water has gone, but it looks like a very nice walk.

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  6. It's always nice to take a trip down memory lane, but sometimes a bit of sadness when unexpected changes are seen.
    Thanks for linking up at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2020/06/bath-time.html

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  7. It's great that your old haunt is still there, even if it has changed. I bet as a kid, you had a lot of adventures there.

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