A big thank you to those who have given us a little to keep the show on the road via our Patron link on the right. If enough people give us between £2 and £5 a month it means we can keep the bird feeders full and the benches stained, as well as the path full of wildflowers and all the other little things that make it special.
This week we got our birdfeeder clearing seeded with loads of locally harvested seeds and some bought specialist seed mix.
It’s a case of raking, seeding, raking and walking all over the ground to get as much soil contact as possible.
There will be a huge amount of seed in the soil already, but it is good to add new stuff and just move the ground about to kick start germination.
It is also useful to clear away the year’s bramble growth or very few wildflowers will grow next year.
Once we finished this area we had a cuppa and cookie, and then moved south to start on our Potford Dam glade. Much the same really with just clearing out this year’s growth. It is nice doing this one because David, the old ecologist from Sustrans, helped us to set it up a few years back. He even gave us a load of Lady’s Bedstraw and Hedge Bedstraw seeds to sow into it.
A quick look up and down and that was about it for this week. It will be fantastic to have our three statement wildflower glades with benches and enough going on to do a bit of wildlife monitoring and recording next year.