Contractors & Suppliers

Haymaking at Pilstone Fields

The following contractors and suppliers are used by Monmouthshire Meadows Group members.


Field Maintenance and Hay Making

Gareth Jones 01600 740368 / 07774 470850

Ian & Alistair Morgan, LLanishen 01600 860364 / 07836 672172 / 07955 188247; Large & compact operations: Pasture topping, flail grass collecting, chain harrowing and rolling, small bale hay/haylage making

David Lucas, Llansoy/Star Hill 01291 650750

Peter Tierney   Longtown, Herefordshire.  He has an Agria 18hp pedestrian tractor, cutter bar, disc mower, side rake, mini round baler, rotary harrow and safety mulcher.

Andrew Lewis mobile 07895 553743 /parents home no 01600 860377

Bert Harris in Broad Oak 01981  580483

Wesley Greenhill (‘Wes’) at Skenfrith, has small bale equipment but can arrange large bales as well, 07821 010603 or 01989 562436

Richard McKeand, Brooke Estate Management Ltd, grass cutting/collecting, small bale haymaking and other field management, 01600 730857 or 07798 887445,,

Leon Broadman, in Ellwood, Gloucestershire, has kit for small field management – small tractor, mower, tedder and baler.  Address: Pennant Barn, Ellwood, Gl16 7lZ,  01594 832023 or 07958 639722

Richard Gibbs, Usk area, all farm contracting but large machinery only 01291 673531

Brad Merrick, hedge cutting and hay making, can do small bales. Tel 07854 689534

Mowing and Collecting

Richard McKeand, Brooke Estate Management Ltd 01600 730857 or 07798 887445,

Owain Rees 07838 492 933

Ollie Partridge, Shire Rural Services, mowing and hedge cutting in the Welsh Newton area, 07989 395886 / 07815 617275

Haydn Brooks of Ecohab Wildflowers, based in Churcham. Has an Amazone ProfiHopper – very manoeuvrable, ideal for orchards and smaller meadows.  Cuts, scarifies and collects.  07979 966 696


David Bowen, Newcastle (Monmouthshire), 01600 716435,

Kevin Williams (Pontypridd), tel: 01443 400346 / 07973 453397

Gareth Jones (used by Mon CC) 01873 810164 / 07800 916265

Ian & Alistair Morgan, LLanishen 01600 860364 / 07836 672172 / 07955 188247;

Richard McKeand, Brooke Estate Management Ltd 01600 730857 or 07798 887445,

Owain Rees 07838 492 933

Tayman Fencing, Caldicott 07773 911261,

Eco Active Arborists, Tom Downes  Based in Devon/Cornwall. Tel: 07867 471048 or 01326 379264 or email:


See also the National Hedgelaying Society

David Bowen Newcastle (Monmouthshire), 01600 716435,

Eco Active Arborists, Tom Downes  Based in Devon/Cornwall. Tel: 07867 471048 or 01326 379264 or email:

Haydn Holder, Monmouthshire, 01600 716359 / 07802 191725,

Morgan Allen and Rhodri Willson work together: and – Rhodri 07576 897962

Gwyn Ralph 07814 850953

Tree Services

Steve Jones 01594 531233 or 07917870717

Trunkarb Tree Surgery Ltd, based in the Forest of Dean, will cover all areas of Monmouthshire, 01594 529893 / 07843 688 229,,  website

Eco Active Arborists, Tom Downes  Based in Devon/Cornwall. Tel: 07867 471048 or 01326 379264 or email:

Owain Rees 07838 492 933

Myles Evill, tree surgeon based near Monmouth, will travel within a 20 mile distance from Monmouth radius. Tel 07877 506873 or email

Drystone Walling

Terence Patrick Mead, Abergavenny, Tel: 01873 737500 or 07932 808690, email:

Water Troughs/Water Supply

A Jones & Co. Usk Ltd, Mike Jones 01291 673415 / 07831 482899 Llanbadoc, Usk, also all groundworks and sheds/barns, any size

General Maintenance

Owain Rees 07838 492 933, building, fencing, machine repair & servicing, welding, strimming, groundworks, machine operations,  patios, driveways, odd jobs and tree maintenance

Local Provenance Wildflower Seed and Plants

Gwent Wildlife Trust 01600 740358,

Monmouthshire Meadows Group Contact Us

Wyndrush Wild, Pembrokeshire  – collect seeds from west Wales, 07905 505357,

Habitat Aid, Somerset – British provenance seeds, donate half their online sales profits to conservation charities, 01749 812355,

British Wildflower Seeds Somerset – Owned by Habitat Aid but branded separately as they sell seeds in smaller quantities; clear about their provenance but local seed depends on availability, 01749 812355,

Welsh Organic Wildflowers – plug plants from native welsh wildflowers, mostly grown from seed sourced from Monmouthshire. Useful for a small meadow area. Also supply more specialist plants e.g. native orchids

Ecohab Wildflowers – wildflower plugs, wild harvested seed mixtures and yellow rattle seed. Specialise in local provenance wildflowers from Herefordshire and Gloucestershire for habitat restoration projects

Ty-Mawr Meadow Seed Mix – wildflower meadow seeds harvested from the SSSI fields around this business’s premises at Llangasty, near Brecon. The business specialises in producing traditional building materials but also sells organic kitchen produce and farm supplies.

Stock for Grazing

Monmouthshire Meadows Group Exmoor Ponies Contact Us

James Edwards has a small flock of sheep which are run on an extensive, minimal input system.  James is interested in conservation grazing and is offering his animals to help out Meadows group members looking for grazing help.  He can transport the sheep and will keep an eye on them, and is willing to travel if the ground is suitable.

Elisa Best has a small flock of Jacob sheep available for some grazing around The Narth and Trellech.  Able to transport and care for the sheep on site. or contact via this web site

Ian Hughes  in Talybont-on-Usk has sheep that need some extra grazing, telephone 07581 262559 and 01874 676618.

Terry Claxton of Glocestershire Wildlife Trust – some Hebridean sheep which can be transported within the lower Wye Valley area but not further afield.

Carol Brown, Blackwood, 07792 948519, Welsh Mountain Ponies

Machinery Repairs

G M Mowers and Machinery: Contact Gareth Morgan, Trellech
Tel: 01600 719152 mobile: 07792 227701 email:

Conservation Volunteer Groups

For a small sum (ca £50/day) a party of volunteers from these Conservation Volunteers groups will do any task from dry stone-walling to bramble-bashing:

Cardiff Conservation volunteers:  Email:

Bristol Conservation Volunteers: Contact Mr Mark Howard, Hall Flat, 55 Effingham Road, Bristol, BS6 5AX Tel: 01179 223 727

Conservation Contractors / Consultancy

Conservation and Trees: Ivy and Carl Denham. Consultancy services, advice and practical habitat management, including topping, South Wales. Tel: 01558 685811 mobile: 07912 789003


Tools for Self-Reliance Charity (in Crickhowell) collect and recondition old hand tools to aid rural communities in Tanzania. They also have reconditioned tools for sale,

Hand made traditional hay rakes can be purchased from The Natural Gardener, suppliers of organic gardening materials based in Hope under Dinmore north of Hereford, 01584 890092

Habitat Aid, Somerset Scythe kits and other garden tools, donate half their online sales profits to conservation charities, 01749 812355,