The Meadow has landed.
After a delay caused by the pandemic, we are delighted to have planted the first stage of the meadow. Thanks again to those who donated to support it. It has been planted with a mix of seeds and pluplants includingCowslip; Kidney Vetch; Lady’s Bedstraw; Birdsfoot Trefoil; Ribwort Plantain; Common Sorrel; Greater Hawkbit; Common Catsear; Self Heal, and Yarrow.
Stirling Council Fisheries Team has helped to prepare the ground and has also pklanted wildflowers in the ARK area between the Old Harbour and Riverside Quay.
The area has been fenced off to give the flowers peace to grow, undisturbed by four-legged visitors, and will be removed once the meadow is established. The fence posts will be re-used as tree stakes in the orchard.
We will cut the meadow in September after the seeds have set, and rake off the cuttings to prevent a build up of nutrients that encourage grasses to grow. Wildflowers could do without the competition!