The green hay from Langdon Hills finally arrived last week. Due to the heavy rainfall making the site thick with mud and slosh it turned up a little later than anticipated, so when it arrived there was a huge sigh of relief.
The actual spreading of the hay only took about an hour and was done with a tractor and muck spreader. The reasoning behind the process is that the green hay will contain a ready made seed mixture of a local wildflower meadow, in this case an Essex Wildlife Trust meadow from just 11 miles away.
It will take at least a couple of years before the area starts looking anything like a wildflower meadow but at least the 'seeds have (literally) been sown'.
This is part of the Coronation Meadows Project - creating a new wildflower meadow in every county of the UK.
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