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Grassland management services +
Grassland management services -
Unless stated contractors listed operate across the whole of Herefordshire. They are used by our members but this does not imply endorsement by Herefordshire Meadows. Please ask if you want a reference.
Green Hay Strewing advice and contractor with pedestrian and tractor machinery
TEL: 01873 860376
Environmental work including grassland, tree and scrub management using pedestrian equipment including BCS Bank Commander with flail mower, buck rake, scythe cutter, wheel barrow, hay rake and mini baler. Additionally, also a Forest ST6P 6 inch petrol wood chipper. Based in Kingstone but widely available including Leominster and Ross-on-Wye.
TEL: 01981 251903/ 07936 396436
Environmental Landcare – James Davies
Contracting service including Powerup Midi baler, scrub management, pollarding, coppicing, hedge planting woodland and grassland management.
TEL: 07920 054844
PA Environmental and Gardening Services
Meadow topping, harrowing, green hay strewing, tree surgery, woodland management, hedge laying, small fencing jobs, ponds and ecological surveys.
TEL: 07922 668694
Andrew Bower – Herefordshire Meadows Group member
Opico grass harrow, chain harrow, flail topper, tractor and driver for occasional hire in parishes bordering Hentland and Hoarwithy.
TEL: 01432 840400
Hay making of small bales. Available around Presteigne, Kington, Titley and Knighton.
TEL: 01544 267862 / 07961484868
Hay making in Clifford area.
Compact tractor and mini baler. Local contracting around Newton St Margaret’s area.
P. J. O’Boyle
Mowing, tedding, fencing, pond work and scrapes. Will carry out baling if coincides with baling of own land into large square bales. Available in Colwall, Malvern and Mathon.
Geoff and Jack Jay
Agricultural contractors – harrowing, sward lifting, slot seeding, cultivation and drilling, hedge cutting, muck spreading, combining and hay making including small bales.
TEL: 01544 318365 / 07919137020 (Geoff) 01544 318315 / 07833555008 (Jack)
Mowing and preparation for hay making. Also available for topping, flailing, chain harrowing, hedge trimming. Tree work and fencing also undertaken. Can arrange for small or large baler as requested. Based in Longtown and will consider any viable distance.
Hay making of small bales. Also fencing, hedging and groundworks. Able to sell small bale hay and straw so can take bales if not needed by owner. Available Leysters and surrounding 30 miles radius.
Herefordshire Wildlife Trust Hire Scheme. Available for hire when not in use by trust staff. BCS Valiant tractor, Dragone reversible flail and bracken roller.
TEL: 01432 530088
Small bale hay making, harrowing (4m set of chain harrows), sward slitter (aerator), wood chipping and tree surgery.
Topping, flailing, harrowing, hedge trimming, ditch work, tree works and tractor mounted spraying. Can carry out hay making and baling if bales can be taken by MCB Landscapes. Available around Malvern and Colwall but will also consider further afield.
TEL: 01886 880959 / 07721384538
Tree surgery, hedge planting and laying advice.
Fencing contractor and traditional hedgerow management.
Border Contracts Fencing Ltd
All types of fencing and gates including agricultural, security and bespoke.
TEL: 01981 500172
Agricultural fencing based in Llanveynoe covering the Black Mountains and Golden Valley area.
TEL: 01873 860254 / 07967409856
Contractor based in Llangarron covering nearby parishes in South Herefordshire with small square and round baler and large round baler for smaller meadows and paddocks.
TEL: 01989 770385
Native and local provenance seed, green hay, plugs and plants +
Native and local provenance seed, green hay, plugs and plants -
Suppliers of wildflower and meadow seed mixtures, tree and shrub seeds from Shropshire based firm.
TEL: 01939 210638
Hereford Hay Exchange
Herefordshire Wildlife Trust, Natural England and Herefordshire Meadows are working in collaboration to put species rich meadow owners in touch with those needing a seed source for meadow creation and restoration projects. If you have hay to donate or sell or if you’re looking for local source of hay or seed please contact Andrew NIxon or Caroline Hanks and complete a simple form to join the confidential database we are building up.
Herefordshire Wildlife Trust also has a brush seed harvester that is being renovated for future hire. Contact details
TEL: 01432 356872
Suppliers of native orchid plants and advice on how to grow orchids in your meadow.
Contact Suzanne Noble
TEL: 07585150845 / 01531 671004
Suppliers of native provenance wildflower and meadow seed mixtures and packs of seed of individual plant species.
TEL: 01553 829028
Formerly operating in Herefordshire this company is now based in Cambs supplying native plants and plugs.
Directory of suppliers of native provenance wildflower and meadow seed mixtures, trees, shrubs etc .
We are putting together a more extensive list of contractors for grassland and other habitat management. Please Contact Us if you have any suggestions or requests. Complete our Meadows Machinery survey to tell us about or to be put in touch with people in your part of Herefordshire who have similar machinery needs and might collaborate to share / purchase / block book contractors etc.
Machinery to hire +
Machinery to hire -
Herefordshire Wildlife Trust Hire Scheme
Available for hire when not in use by Trust staff. Hirers require own transport, including a trailer. Will need to evidence a track record of machinery operation & be prepared to sign a formal hire agreement where hirer takes on responsibility for any damage or breakages endured during use.
BCS Valiant tractor. Dragone reversible flail. Bracken roller.
Tel: 01432 530088