17 Aug 15

Mike Day’s photo, taken on 17th August, shows the extent of the plot, dominated this season by Corn Marigold; the lilac tint of Corn Cockle and intense blue of Cornflower can also be picked out. In a few weeks time, when the flowers have set seed, the plot will be ploughed and harrowed to leave a seed bed. Hopefully next Spring our seed bank will wake up and start it all again, the species composition will be different but a colourful display is assured. Manual work next year will be minimal but includes one of my particular favourites: thistle pulling, can’t wait!

Our annual survey was carried out yesterday by Tom Normandale, a co-author of this Report, it’s informative and well illustrated, contact if you fancy a browse.