Establishing a wild flower meadow…. the first steps.
Yellow rattle and Eye bright are used on meadow sites to reduce grass vigour. This year due to dry weather, and a wider interest in creating wild flower meadows rattle has been in shorter supply so we added a selection of wild flower seed to the lower section of the meadow. We are grateful to a donation of rattle from our friends Marianne and Andrew von Tucker, Graham Cleverly and Peter Blackwell from their local meadows. Some seed was gleaned from the Community meadow in the Crook O’ Lune. We are grateful to Forest of Bowland AONB for a generous seed donation from Bell Sykes Coronation meadow and to Natural England for allowing us to collect some seed from Gait Barrows Reserve. Once this meadow is established with seed of local provenance it is the aim of the charity to use seed from this site to enhance other local meadows. We are very grateful to all our donors. Thank you.