Friday, 18 August 2017

Garden

Meadow

Meadow

We have created a wildflower meadow in the new field which consist mainly of corncockle, corn poppy and corn marigold. All of these flowers used to grow wild in the corn fields of Great Britain, but have been eradicated through the spraying of herbicides. They bloom during the summer months and provide a much needed habitat for pollinators such as hoverflies, butterflies, bees and wasps.

Our policy at the Farm is to plant native trees, such as English oak, alder, silver birch and field maple. To sustain the life of the trees at the farm we do regular hedge laying and coppicing. The trees provide important habit for birds, insects and bats, both in terms of food and shelter. We leave as much deadwood in our woods as possible in order to encourage small mammals such as hedgehogs and field mice and invertebrates such as
worms, woodlice, slugs and beetles.

Woodland

Woodland

Gardens

Gardens

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