Gorse

Gorse has many uses to justify its presence on the farm – more Gorse

  1. wind shelter
  2. sheep fodder browse
  3. flowers for many months for pollinators
  4. flowers make fab gin !
  5. habitat for wildlife
  6. brings nutrients from deep to the surface
  7. fixed nitrogen
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  9. protects fencing
  10. old gorse makes wonderful firewood
  11. dried gorse makes great firelighters
  12. gorse protects other young trees, living and as branches
  13. strong growing, revitalises well when cut back
  14. seeds stay dormant for years to spring to life when ground is disturbed
  15. lots of seedlings around to replant in new hedgerow