Happy hawthorns

Hawthorns translocated_BTNGWYThe wild flower meadow on the north east side has been sown, some rubbish has been cleared, some tagging wiped away and the bulbs we sowed in the autumn are showing themselves, particularly the wild daffodils.

At last Sunday’s workday (13 March), one of the main tasks was to transplant some of the hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) from the west wall, where they had become very crowded, to the east wall. They’ve just now been trimmed and watered – very happy. They will help to provide a bit of background along the east edge of Brighton Greenway and enhance the native habitat connectivity.

Next, we’ll be focusing on the strip above Isetta Square, with some exciting plans for sowing wildflower seeds in a striking pattern of reds merging to blues merging to reds. Weather permitting, this should happen towards the middle of April. Our next workday is Sunday April 17 midday-3pm as always.

Daffodils by Stroudley Road and at the north end, between the nettles, pretty cyclamen coum

 

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