Creating a Wildflower Meadow
Over recent weeks, we have had a large area at the back of our woodlands cleared of brambles and undergrowth. As the first stage of creating a meadow, we have planted over 200 whips (small trees), comprising elder, hazel, dog-rose, blackthorn and crab apple. Over the coming years, these will grow to create an additional barrier between the woods and the A40 road. Later this week will will be planting wildflowers, including poppies, cornflowers. birdsfoot trefoil, cat's ear, eyebright, hawkbit, knapweed, buttercup, and many others. By the end of this summer, we hope to have a wonderful and colourful meadow full of honey and bumble bees, insects and minibeasts.