Great day to be outside and a nice and relaxed workday. Marcus, Mick, Aaron and myself were certainly enjoying the sunshine.
It was important to get our wildflower beds watered and keep the bird-feeders topped up. Plenty to do. Aaron and Marcus did a great job of clipping back anything that was encroaching onto the path or around the benches.
We sourced the water from the stream that runs under the greenway and meanders towards Cawston Reservoir, which you can just see in the distance in the photo below.
In the autumn we are going to take back the bramble right to the edge of the path, both before and after the bridge. As our wildflowers flower and then go to seed, we are going rake the grass really hard to remove the thatch, and also get a golf club and create a load of divots. This is to give the seeds every change of getting down into the soil and germinating next year. The area is perfect for wildflowers because it is flat, on top of the embankment and in full sun.
Here is a little clip of our wildflower seedlings. I have three youtube subscribers already and am quite looking forwards to my BAFTA nomination next year.
We have a long long way to go, but if we do all the right things, this bed of wildflowers will spread and add to the already varied wildflower habitat that already exists.
The butterflies and bees will love this area and it will be fantastic to sit at one of the benches and just enjoy the scents and colours.
Butterflies seen today and recorded on iRecord: Brimstone, Speckled Wood, Peacock, Orange-tip, Small White, Large White and maybe a Green-veined White.