Flushed with full colour

by Lin Hawthorne in Flora (Plants), Grasses, Management, Meadows, Weed control, Wildflowers 0

it is almost two months since we sowed the ground layer that will be a vital component in our vision of Three Hagges Jubilee Wood, and it’s a month since the appearance of the green haze that declared germination was underway.  We reckoned on a twelve week interval between sowing and flowering:  sowing during the third week in May 2013 should produce a dazzling panoply by the beginning of August, although flowers are budding up even as a I write.  The now obvious differentiation between all the seedlings caused heart-fluttering excitement – probably just as much as will the eventual blooming.  Whilst I feel slightly geeky about this, I was thrilled to identify individual species, and all of the […]

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