Positive Lympstone

Rewilding at The Old Dairy, Lympstone

Oct 26, 2022

Despite the lack of rain this Spring and the scorching summer the 150 Hazel and Hawthorn trees that we planted in early April have managed to not only survive but have positively thrived.
We have sown the wildflower meadow and thanks to the late Autumn sunshine and much needed rain, has germinated well. The wildflower seed was locally sourced from Goren Farm. The owner there, Julian, has been an inspiration and great help. Hopefully the meadow will look amazing next Spring whilst positively helping to reduce the impact of climate change and flooding and provide valuable food plants for insects, birds and mammals. (Goren Farm is nestled in the Blackdown Hills just off the A303 in East Devon and if you haven’t paid a visit there it is well worth visiting to experience their species rich hay meadows, woodland and cider orchards, not to mention the delicious home-baked scones in their cafe!)
In November we will be planting a small orchard (including local apple varieties) around 500 hedging whips and approximately 50 native trees. We have also been granted a further 500 native trees from the Woodland Trust as part of the ‘Saving Devon’s Treescapes’ and will be working in collaboration with the children from our local Village School to plant these.
Jules & Den

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