We recycled old tractor tyres to make into flower beds and the wildflowers have really romped away. The little pond we made from an old water cistern has two resident frogs and a visiting toad who like to sit in the cool shade near it.
Cornfield wildflower mix in tractor tyre filled with molehills.
Looks so relaxing!
Wildflowers love the gravelly area under the trees.
Sycamore and wych elm dominate the remaining woodland. Although it has suffered from Dutch Elm Disease, the elm is regenerating well. Ash, oak, gean (wild cherry), hazel and holly are also present. Spring is the best time to visit. Bluebells and lesser celandine, with ferns and wood avens emerging during the summer. Towards the bottom of the slope, in marshy areas crossed by boardwalks, are yellow iris, marsh marigold and meadowsweet. Grid ref. (SD579314)