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Mini Meadows

February 23, 2022

We are running a Mini Meadows project to promote wildflowers in Tattenhall.  We hope to encourage people to either leave a small patch of their lawns to see what grows, dig over a patch and sow wildflower seeds, or even just sow wildflower seeds in a pot.

Mini Meadows could cover public as well as private spaces, including the churchyard, roadsides and green spaces within the village like Covet Rise, GP woodland area, Glebe Meadow (pictured), as well as peoples’ own gardens.

We plan to organise a walk around the village on June 26th.  People will be able to see the wildflowers, find out more about them and their importance, and possibly have a quiz – how many insects can be seen on the flowers?

Wildflower seed for semi shade and hedge borders has already been acquired, Tattenhall Garden Society will buy the seed for other areas  –  sunny, sand or clay gardens, annuals and perennials.
Seed will be free to participants, who will also be provided with an information pack. 

A preliminary meeting to discuss the project was held on February 9th where we agreed to hold a further Zoom meeting for a wider group of participants including the Gardening Society, U3A and Allotmenteers as well as anyone else who might want to take part.  This will be held on March 21st at 7.30pm.

At this Zoom meeting there will be a presentation on the benefits of wildflowers and a talk about the practicalities of growing wildflowers, both annuals and perennials.  Seed can then be ordered following this meeting.

There is a CWaC officer responsible for Green Infrastructure and Biodiversity and he will be contacted to ascertain CWaCs plans for mowing public areas.

To see what other places have done, check out Coddington churchyard which is currently covered in snowdrops, with crocuses and daffodils on their way.

If you are interested in becoming involved in the organisation of this project, or if you want to take part in any way, please let us know at transition.tattenhall@gmail.com. We will send out a Zoom link for the March meeting nearer the date.

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