Saturday, 1 October 2011

foxgloves

Here's evidence that clearing woodland does help with the regeneration of flora.


In an area cleared of undergrowth and scrub where the boundary fence was erected, a swell of native foxglove (digitalis purpurea) seedlings has erupted. They must have been within the soil for many years, waiting for the right conditions to allow germination. We are committed to encouraging biodiversity from locally provenanced seeds and so these are a bonus.


I will lift some of the smaller seedlings and transplant them around the site and wait for their triumphant flower spikes in the summer.

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