Just above the fruit cage is our attempt at cultivating a wildflower micro-meadow, started with clearing of weeds and sowing of seed (received free from Kew Gardens) in Autumn 2016.

MRCO Wildflower Identification page: find out what NOT to dig out! (And with time, more information on the flowers…)

Immediate tasks (Autumn 2017)

  • Remove unwanted plant regrowth, mainly "wild garlic" (actually 3 cornered leek) - apart from bottom the especially garlic-rich area on the lower half of the slope on the right side as you face downwards. See Weed Identification page

Autumn 2016 - Autumn 2017 work done

  • Removed unwanted plant regrowth, especially wild garlic (apart from bottom the especially garlic-rich area on the lower half of the slope on the right side as you face downwards)
  • Autumn 2016: Sown Royal Botanic Garden seeds (details below).
  • Sown seed given to us by Julie.
  • Planted plugs (from Karen).
  • Regular watering (steep south facing bank dries out very quickly in the sun).
  • 7 May 2017: Garlic and hoary cress removed on but will need weeding out again before long.
  • 4 June 2017: Variety of flowers and grasses planted in top section.
  • 2 Oct 2017: Weeding and sowing of new seeds ready for spring 2018 (see below)

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew "Grow Wild" 2016 England and Wales seed mix seeds sown in Autumn 2016 (click for bigger images):

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New seeds sown in October 2017 (click for large image with legible text):

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