You may recall last year's Blog entries chronicling the replacement of the scrubby island bed in the middle of the Car Park with meadow planting.

I am delighted to report that following the success of the annual 'nurse crop' that provided such excellent impact last summer, we now have a good show of perennial species.

With all the warmth and rain of late, the meadow is growing well and looking fresh and verdant within it's attractive hurdle edging.

The Oxeye Daisies (Leucanthemum vulgare) are showing well as are Red Clover (Trifolium pratense), Birdsfoot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) and Yellow Rattle (Rhinanthus minor) amongst grasses, plantains and thistles, all of which will benefit wildlife.

Last year, Common Blue Butterflies (Polyommatus icarus) found this small oasis, so we'll be keeping an eye out for their return and to see what else appears in time.

Why not come and see for yourself.......

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