We’ve talked a lot about our conscious rewilding of the old gravel pit in a bid to encourage wildlife and this year has been a triumph. The wild flower mixes that Mark has sown on the pit top have taken really well and the meadow is looking blooming stunning.
This is the first Summer for decades that the top and banks of the gravel pit have not been grazed by livestock and have been left to grow wild, and we think it looks stunning. We have a variety of wild flowers where the incumbent buttercups, cow parsley, meadowsweet, dandelions and daisies have made way for poppies, borage, cornflowers and many more.
We look forward to many more years of this incredible summer display which the orchard bees seem to be delighted to visit.