Ex-seedingly good effort to bring colour to Marlborough meadow (From The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald)
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Ex-seedingly good effort to bring colour to Marlborough meadow
1:00pm Sunday 1st September 2013 in News
Nature lovers went to sow a meadow in Marlborough last week.
Volunteers for Action for the River Kennet (ARK) were joined by members of the public to scatter seeds in the far end of the middle field at Stonebridge Meadow on Wednesday.
Charlotte Hitchmough, director of ARK, said: “It was very well attended and there were lots of lovely children, which was nice to see.
“The seeds were sown in the section where herbicides were put down to get rid of the nettles and replace them with wildflowers.
“Nobody wants to use herbicides but on this occasion we needed to just get the nettles out of the way.
“The plan is to have different sections, so the field at the far end will be nettles which will turn to scrub over time, the middle fields where the cows are is where we are doing the most work and that will be a mixture of grasses and wild flowers and then the section nearest the footpath will be an open space.”
Another seed sowing event will be organised for late September.
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