Tag Archive for restoration

Meadow Restoration One Year On

Thanks to everyone who joined us this week to see the progress of meadow restoration one year on. Many thanks to Hilary Hillier who kindly showed us around her lovely meadows at Bythan, and particularly the meadow she enhanced a year ago with seed from Plantlife’s Joan’s Hill reserve as part of the 2019 NRN pilot . It was great to… Read more →

Pollinator Meadows 2020 restoration – 10.3 ha COMPLETED AND ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL YEAR!

Pollinator Meadows 2020 restoration Work to restore and create 10.3 ha of flower rich meadows on the 6 sites which were part of the  Pollinator Meadows  2020 Project – a partnership with Plantlife and funded by the Duke of Cornwall’s Benevolent Fund has now been completed! Thanks to all who have been involved – donors and meadow makers and for… Read more →

Seedling Safari – 21st Oct 2020

Seedling Safari – First Stop of the Season. Thanks to everyone who joined us at the Herefordshire Meadows Group discussion this week, it was great to be out in the field, despite the torrential rain. Many thanks to Ian Horsley of Baston Hall for hosting the event and showing us his young seedlings and letting us explore his older, flower… Read more →

Meadow Restoration 1 year on

This a great chance to see one of the 2019 pilot meadows a year on. Hilary Hillier is kindly showing us the meadow she enhanced a year ago with seed from Plantlife’s Joan’s Hill reserve.  Come and hear how Hilary did the restoration work and see the results so far.   This event is particularly relevant to anyone planning a restoration project… Read more →

The wildflower seedling’s view – guidance notes for the first year of meadow restoration projects from Plantlife

While we’ve been restoring and creating meadows in Herefordshire we’ve learned so much and are now sharing experience of best practice, the challenges and pitfalls of each stage of the work. We’ve had to face up to the fact that there isn’t a simple recipe or prescription for guaranteed success in meadow restoration. The good news is that Plantlife are… Read more →

OPPORTUNITY to purchase share in flower rich traditional orchard in Breinton Common

An opportunity for anyone who’d like to be involved in a meadow / orchard restoration project in a spectacular location in the Wye Valley. Seeking partner funders to join a small consortium to buy a remnant traditional orchard with flower rich pasture overlooking the River Wye and the Black Mountains. See  https://www.sunderlands.co.uk/farms-land/property/breinton-common-hereford-6002 The auction is on July 29th 2020 with… Read more →

Simple wildflower and bee surveys help farmers demonstrate benefits of diverse swards on the farm

Herefordshire Meadows members are demonstrating the benefits of restoration projects by doing  rapid plant and bee surveys.  Everyone can join in by starting now while walking the farm this spring.  If you want any help or advice please CONTACT us.  Virtual training sessions are being planned.   We are confident that herb rich grassland will be supported by DEFRA in… Read more →

Meadow Making in 2019 – final summary

Thanks to The Prince of Wales Charitable Foundation we were able to support farms, smallholdings and community spaces to create and restore 49 ha of meadows in Herefordshire in 2019. This map shows where the fields are located around Herefordshire The farmers used a huge range of different restoration methods and have done plant and bee surveys on the field… Read more →