Caroline Hanks

Herefordshire Meadows included in blueprint for making meadows for DEFRAs ELMs Testing and Trials

Herefordshire Meadows members have a chance to feedback their collective Meadow Making experience to DEFRA who are currently developing a new agri-environment scheme known as Environmental Land Management (ELMs). Plantlife are heading up this DEFRA Testing and Trial work that will start this winter and run into 2020.  The aim of the proposed Test is to outline a model to… Read more →

Wildflower seedling safari

How to maintain the balance of wildflower seedlings and grass and control weeds in a new meadow Thanks to everyone who joined the safari on 9th October 2019 at Titley and Croft, especially to hosts Christopher Goode and Iain Carter and Matt Pitts from Plantlife. We visited 2 very different meadow making pilot sites that had been sown with seed… Read more →

Opportunity to learn how to use a scythe

There will be an opportunity to learn how to use a scythe later on this month, when expert David Kuegler will spend the day teaching the art to volunteers at Humber Woodland of Remembrance. Humber Woodland of Remembrance is located five miles from Leominster and is a green burial ground, where people may be buried in a natural and wild… Read more →

Woodland / orchard / meadow share available

A 1/7 share in a 20 acre woodland, meadow, and orchard at Sheers Hill Wood, Fownhope has become available. Guide price c.£24K. Part SSSI, managed by an active group of co-owners who own the wood as a Trust and meet once a month for felling, coppicing, planting, deer fencing, mowing / scything. Further details from Martin Hales or visit… Read more →


Herefordshire Meadows members are involved in a meadow making initiative on local farms, smallholdings, estates and public spaces to restore over 52 ha of wildflower meadows. Caroline Hanks who co-ordinates the group is delighted that “after working together for 3 years we are now able to support more of our members to make meadows by broadcasting brush harvested seed, strewing… Read more →

Meadow hay for sale in Titley

Jeremy and Nicky Mitchell of Title plan to cut and bale up to 750 small square bales after July 14th – exact date TBC depending on the weather. The meadows are moderately flower rich and the hay is made without a conditioner. It may have some flower seeds remaining for low level enhancement by feeding out in winter as well… Read more →