Focus on Paths and Grassland
Saturday 30 September 2023
00:00 to 12:00
This week (depending on numbers) we’ll be active on the following:
- Winter Pond: Finessing the surrounding areas - some final tweaks, and raking over to tie-in better with the surrounding levels and create a good seed bed.
- “Mosaic” grass cutting: Continuing the cut, rake and remove process which will improve species diversity and promote precious “Lowland Acid Grassland” (LAG) habitat.
- Wildflower seed sowing: This week, we have:
- Red Bartsia (great for bees, reduces the vigour of grasses)
- Lady’s Bedstraw (clouds of tiny yellow flowers - great for insects)
- Haresfoot Clover (delicate fluffy flower heads)
- Meadow Vetchling (yellow, pea flowers, great for pollinators)
- Mouse Ear Hawkweed (another which reduces vigour of grasses - yellow daisy flowers, a favourite of butterflies and hoverflies)
- Common Heather (beautiful pink/purple flower spikes on wiry, low shrubs another bee attractor)
- Bell Heather (deep purple, magenta flowers on wiry, low shrubs, again, highly attractive to bees)
- Fescues (fine, feathery grasses, indicative of acid grassland - locally sourced, just like ALL the wildflower seed)
- Path and tipped garden waste tidy up: Uxbridge Road - Longford Close Entrance.
- Litter: Of course, keeping up with the litter, generally.
WHEN: From 10am SATURDAY 30th September until around midday.
WHERE: Meet at the goalpost, rear of David Lloyd as always. Over to David Lloyd for free tea/coffee or cold drinks at around 12.
WHO: Anyone and everyone is welcome. As always, please bring some protective gloves, sensible footwear, sunscreen, drinking water etc. and children must be accompanied.
WHAT: We provide litter-pickers/bags as always, and as many tools as fit in the barrow, but if you have secateurs, rake, strimmer or hedge-trimmer (battery), please do bring them along.
Hope to see you on SATURDAY!
Hampton Heath - rear of David Lloyd, Hampton.