Three years later and the wildflower meadow is taking shape, with successful growth of native seeds that we planted the previous autumn.
Some spoil from the lake used to landscape a low hill at end end of the field. Seeded with a mixture of native English wildflowers and grasses, it has now blended in seamlessly with its surroundings.
We used some of the spoil from the lake to improve the drainage at one end of the field, with a new ditch and wildflower meadow seeding. Here’s before, during and after.
The creation of a traditional Shropshire wildlife pool, naturally clay-lined. All we now need is water. Lots of water.
On the left April 2018, middle Augst 2018, right September 2019
(updated September 2019)
First sighting of
one, two, three new Barn Owl hatchlings.
A nest in the old shelter full of robin chicks (five, we think!).
But we’ve decided to leave it where it is.