Featuring Coach Road East Sussex’s Coronation Meadow & Triangle Field – our meadow making story is well now underway and the precious seed has finally reached the receptor site.
Triangle Field named simply to reflect its shape, was taken out of intensive dairy farming 17 years ago. It has taken many years for the field’s fertility to drop to a level where restoration work can take place.
Coach Road during July and August, the Weald Meadows Partnership (WMP) previously surveyed and then co-ordinated the harvesting of ‘green seed’. Using the small flower combine we carried out multiple collections to provide the most representative sample and range of wildflower species.
Management is essential over winter to allow the light to reach our new seedlings by keeping the grass short and reducing competitive for the emerging meadow flowers.
Fingers crossed it will show the first signs of a new Jewel in the meadow crown. For more updates and the ongoing blog Coronation Meadows
Adapted from text supplied by Keith Datchler OBE