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Wild Flower Project

Please see the following message from Alison Edmonds regarding the village Wild Flower Project:

In April 2010 my husband Michael began a consultation proposing a project to plant wild flowers on some of the grassed areas in Aldbourne. There was real enthusiasm for this project.

I have moved forward with Michael’s idea and obtained the necessary permissions to establish a small area of wild flowers along the Bourne in South Street.

The project will be privately funded and is supported by the Parish Council.

On 28th February Mr Charles Flower, of Charles Flower Wildflowers, gave an informative talk to introduce the pros and cons of establishing perennial wild flowers on grassed areas. One of the greatest benefits is the nectar provided at the base of the wildlife pyramid; insects will feed and fly – providing food for birds at the most important stage of their life cycle; like the grey wagtail recently spotted by the Bourne, once a very common sight but now on the RSPB list with Amber conservation status. The plantings will provide an opportunity for us all, especially children, to learn about flora and fauna in jeopardy and what can be done to help restore nature’s balance.

If the weather is kind, the first planting will take place beside the Bourne in South Street during the morning on Thursday, 4th April. Look out for posters and notices on the Aldbourne Net about future plans.

Everyone is welcome to join in and learn more about what we are doing and the plants that we have in mind. Please contact me for more information.

It is hoped that this will be a community project that will involve everyone – the Scouts are already planning to sow seeds in trays, ready for planting out later in the year – but all offers of help are welcome. Seeds, compost and trays/pots will be provided.

Alison Edmonds

Posted by: RB on 1st April 2013

Contact Details

Alison Edmonds
Telephone: 01672 540114
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