Learn to survey Eynsham's new Meadows and extend your plant ID skills.
In preparation for the final stage of Eynsham’s new meadow creation, we are running a Botanical Survey Workshop hosted by Peace Oak Orchard and led by Catriona Bass and Alison Muldal of Long Mead's Thames Valley Wildflower Meadow Restoration Project.
On 15th August, we will also be running a short scything course.
After we have scythed the meadow areas, we will rotovate, scarify and roll again, as we did last year. On September 5th, we will sow the new wildflower seed and plant out the wildflower plants that many people have been nurturing in their gardens since last autumn. As you may remember, last year we sowed only yellow rattle in these small meadow areas. Yellow rattle is semi-parasitic on grass and so this first step was intended to knock back the grass growth for a year, so that when we sow the wildflower seed they should succeed without strong competition from grasses next year.
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