Following the survey of the Nature Reserve, instigated by Val Bradbury conducted by David Hawker( Botanical Recorder for Kirkcudbrightshire), David advised on the ideal mix of wild flower seeds for our reserve.

Volunteers this morning met on the Nature Reserve to scatter wild flower seeds on the pond margins. Two ponds were selected that would have the greatest visual impact to visitors. Two blends were scattered one inside the margin and one outside.

The reinstated pond below Hog House Hill (as could be seen on the 1856 survey) was an ideal location. The area was prepared and seeds were scattered and covered to protect. Conditions could not have been more perfect warm sunshine and no wind!

Rain forecast for the tomorrow Wednesday would promote germination. Within four weeks signs of new growth should be seen.

It's all in the preparation

It's all in the preparation

More prep

More prep

Scattering new life

Scattering new life

Seed protection

Seed protection