Work begins today on the rejuvenation of our wildflower meadow which is situated at the bottom end of the arboretum next to the stream.  The wildflower meadow was created over ten years ago by Ray Parker and Dave Grimshaw and has been maintained each year by the Trust.  However, over recent years, the grass has once again become more dominant resulting in fewer wild flowers.  In order to re-seed the meadow, the first step is to get rid of the grass and we are doing this by putting thick plastic sheeting over the areas to be replanted.

The plastic sheeting was laid today, 29th April and is likely to remain in place until September when it will be taken up to allow for preparation of the soil and seed sowing.  Unfortunately these phases of the rejuvenation will not look attractive, but hopefully we can all enjoy a fabulous display next summer and for years to come.