Tuesday 13th October – sowing can be fun.
After yet more rain, we were finally able to get the last meadow work of the year completed. In mid October a band of enthusiastic volunteers enjoyed hand sowing six kilos of wild flower meadow seeds throughout the entire field. Bad weather last autumn prevented us from doing it then, but this year we were able to sow many varieties including a selection of cornfield annuals, including poppies, cornflowers and corn marigolds, which should produce some welcome colour next spring.
The following day, our friendly farmer, Owen harrowed the seeds into the whole field. A bit more raking up, and the field was ready for the winter, and then it rained again, this time it was welcomed!
Thanks to all who joined in and helped complete the wildflower meadow work. There is now nothing more to do until we mow footpaths into the meadow next spring. Something to look forward to!
Bryan Dale – Caerleon Festival
Photos: T.Davidson Chair