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23 October 2018

Linear Park

Grid Ref SO650126

 

It was another beautiful autumn day to be out in the forest and continue with planting the thousands of wild flowers. The site at Linear Park had been cleared of timber over a year ago so it was now time to plant perennial wild flowers all over the area with the hope that it would attract the butterflies in years to come.

Fencing has been erected around the area now which was needed to deter the boar from digging up the fragile plants. There are good signs that the wild flowers we have planted in the last few weeks are taking well and should spread over the humps.

 

 

 

 

 

Our team!

Each of the trays contain 84 plants. There are a large mixture of plant types to attract different butterflies.

 

 

 

 

Some of the wild flowers are planted on the top of the humps such as wild strawberry and bird's foot trefoil and some are planted along the surrounding rough edges.

 


Team work was required to dig little holes and, then, to pop the plug plants in.

3 of our team went to the Bladderwort pond at Staple Edge where we had been on the 11th September as we had not had enough wood that day to build the stile.

They successfully built it!