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Marl Hole Sow a new meadow rich in wildflowers and pollinators

We will look to increase the current predominant pollen and nectar sources within the site. These are currently provided by scrub and the small area of flower-rich grassland upon the track within the western half of the site.

We will increase the area of flower-rich grassland in place of 50% of the existing area of ruderal scrub. We will also seek to eradicate problem species such as dock and creeping thistle.
We will employ a first-year management plan to help seedlings establish. We expect the wildflower and grass species to take a full year to establish due to their slow-growing perennial lifecycle. Rapid growth of weeds will be controlled following sowing of seed by regularly cutting to a height of approximately 5cm whilst perennial wildflowers establish beneath this cut height.

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