Gardening for a Wildflower Patch
One of our members suggested that we produce a leaflet for any gardeners wanting to encourage wildflowers in part of their lawn or in any grassy area. The leaflet was introduced at our meeting on June 8th at Flaxley and has been very well received so far. The leaflet explains the basic requirements of not mowing until seed has set and of removing cuttings to reduce soil fertility.
You may wish to formalise your arrangement with anyone using your land for grazing. The download document contains possible dates for the start and end of grazing and ideas for how you might want your land managed.
We are aware that members may need help with managing their meadows, boundaries, gates etc or may want a pond or access created. We have prepared an initial list of contractors and would encourage anyone who knows of any contractor who may be of use to inform us so that we can add their name to this list. In particular we would like to hear of anyone who can deal with small scale haymaking, sickle bar mowing or who have small “flying flocks” for grazing.
Dean Meadows Group would like to emphasise that individuals must make their own arrangements with paid contractors as we cannot take responsibility for other people’s arrangements and work.