This year, the mini wildflower meadows we dug out at work have been absolutely stunning.
I remember 4 - or was it 5? - years ago when we laboriously excavated the turf to expose the soil beneath, it was so backbreaking. We bought huge bags of wildflower seed from a farm near here, sowed them, watered them..
...and watched as nothing happened other than a few green shoots emerged.
The year after that a few birds foot trefoil appeared, but nothing more than that.
Last year, we had really good emergences of trefoil, but I didn't see much of it because of furlough.
This year though, wow. We have got thick carpets of trefoil, buttercup and ox eye dasiy, with plenty of vetch, plantain and now some red clover thrown in. The bees, especially common carder and red tailed bumbles, are loving it.
I feel very proud of what I instigated and helped make.
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