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Burning of the pampas grass

The date is the 21st of April 2015. The time is 06.15 a.m. and it's the start of one of the last days of the fantastic spell of weather we have had over Easter this year.

Firing the pampas grassThe reason for the fine blaze is the burning of the pampas grass. This is the time of year to do it.

Burning pampas encourages new growth and you can often see that  new growth within a week of the fire.

For this event we informed the fire brigade a few minutes before my brother and I fired it up.

We do it early in the day when there are not only less people around but also fewer people who are likely to phone in to report a fire.

This photo was taken 30 seconds after I started the fire with one fire lighter. We'd had no rain for weeks!

Harry May Boat Trips had a great start to the new season with lots of Lyme Regis deep sea fishing trips and Lyme Regis mackerel fishing trips.

Published on 23/04/2015.

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