Category Archives: advice

The Olympic Meadows legacy – what can we do for meadows?

This summer has been all about meadows – their beautiful flowers, the nectar-rich food they provide for our bumblebees, butterflies and moths, and the larder and habitat they provide for many of our most endearing mammals and birds – hares, … Continue reading

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Fancy coming to see us in The High Weald in the next few weeks?

Well finally summer seems to have come along all at once – may the sunny warm weather continue. The meadow grasses are growing but wildflowers have been a little reluctant to show their faces in all but the most sheltered … Continue reading

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It’s April and Carmel is going Cuckoo

We’re a couple of weeks into April and the first flowers to bloom in the semi improved fields at Caramel are now in evidence. Cuckoo flowers, Lucy lockets, Lady’s smocks. Milkmaids, Meadow cress, Bread and milk. However not quite the … Continue reading

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Red hemp-nettle

In my last blog I talked about the plethora of enquiries we had received about creating  wildflower meadows in gardens.   Although this is the most common enquiry, we receive all sorts of other requests for advice.  Some we can help … Continue reading

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Weald Meadow Nectar Networks (WMNN) Online

Welcome to my very first blog as the newest member of The Grasslands Trust team.  As I write the sun is shining and this fills me with joy about the long summer ahead and thoughts of the good number of … Continue reading

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Real Revelation

As a first time blogger, I’ll give you a quick introduction!  I’m Amy Fitzpatrick, and I joined The Grasslands Trust in August 2011, as an Administration Assistant.  My role within the trust is extremely varied and one day is never … Continue reading

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Guest Blog from Nick Mann at Habitat Aid

Many people get in touch with us to ask where to buy meadow seed and Habitat Aid is one of the reputable companies that we recommend.  With so many people embarking on wildflower meadow projects we thought some of our … Continue reading

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