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APSLEY TRIANGLE: Work continues on meadow to create habitat for wildlife

 Published on: 3rd January 2024   |   By: Darius Morgan   |   Category: Uncategorized

The second phase of a project to transform an area of land in Apsley into a wildflower meadow is now complete.

Volunteers from the Box Moor Trust (BMT), a charity which helps to manage land in the local area, returned to the Apsley Triangle between Two Waters Road and London Road in early December.

Posting on social media, the BMT stated: “The volunteers have scattered yellow rattle seed; this is a semi-parasitic plant that feeds off the nutrients of nearby grasses. This will suppress the growth of the more dominant species and make more room for wildflowers to grow and thrive.

“To give the wildflower meadow a kickstart, our volunteers have also planted wildflower plugs, which should grow and thrive to create a wonderful wildflower meadow – a great habitat for pollinators, amphibians, small mammals and many more!”

The species planted include musk mallow, wild carrot, selfheal, salad burnet, meadow cranesbill, birdsfoot trefoil, yarrow, betony, common knapweed, and ribwort plantain.

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Photo credit: Box Moor Trust

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