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Friends of Lye Valley: Seed sowing


The Friends of Lye Valley have been collecting limestone-loving wildflower seed from Milham Ford Nature Park to sow on Rock Edge, Magdalen Quarry, and the Slade entrance to the Lye Valley which we aim to return to limestone meadowland. Yellow rattle is particularly important as it is semi-parasitic on grass, weakening it and allowing the wild flowers to flourish once more.

Collecting and explainingSeed Saturday – collecting seed and explaining what we are doing and why

Drying seedDrying wet seed collected in the rain

ScarifyingScarifying the ground and sowing seed on Rock Edge

Yellow rattle
Yellow rattle

Friends of Lye Valley, 2013–2017