Tag Archive for restoration

Flower rich meadows: where to begin?

If you are curious about creating a wildflower meadow but uncertain how – or perhaps even why – to begin, there are some brilliant resources available online to guide you through the very basics. Vicky Bowskill, farmland ecology researcher and writer of the blog “Tales from the Quadrat”, has created a short video to describe why meadows are such vital… Read more →

Principles of Creating Flower Rich Meadows

Caroline Hanks and Sue Holland will share their experience and answer questions on the principles of meadow creation and restoration. Topics covered will include; what to think about when planning a meadow restoration, plus examples of some of the restoration methods Herefordshire Meadows’ members have used in recent years. This is for anyone who’s new to meadow creation and restoration,… Read more →

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 →