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Planting & Stock: Planting and establishment methods

Wild flowers and other vascular plants

If you can't find here what you need to know, take a look at the habitat specific pages, such as those on grassland creation (planting wild flower meadows) and woodland creation and floral enhancement (the latter includes lots of useful information on planting woodland wild flowers).


Flora locale training and other events

Creating and managing wild flower meadows for pollinatorsWed 28 June 2017,Morpeth, Northumberland
Creating new ponds for wildlifeWed 14 June 2017,Farndon, Cheshire
Management of wildflower grasslandThu 20 July 2017,Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Managing ancient woodlands for ground floraWed 10 May 2017,High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Pond creation and conservationWed 05 July 2017,Oxford, Oxfordshire
Seed collecting and use for restoration and re-introductionWed 19 July 2017,Wakehurst Place , Sussex
Seed mixes for grassland restoration and managementThu 07 September 2017,Flitcham , West Norfolk
Woodland flora identification and introductionTue 30 May 2017,Aberfeldy, Perthshire
Woodland ground flora in new and established woods Mon 22 May 2017,Otley, West Yorkshire

If you would like to suggest a new training event for this topic then please let us know.


Flora locale publications, guidance & documents on this website

Planting near watercourses Advisory Note   (Flora locale, 2006) Printed copies available (email info@floralocale.org)
Sowing wild flora seed Advisory Note   (Flora locale, 2005) Printed copies available (email info@floralocale.org)
Wild plants and your village green   (Flora locale, 2005) Printed copies and poster available (email info@floralocale.org).
Spreading hay Advisory Note   (Flora locale, 2005) Printed copies available (email info@floralocale.org)
Maniffesto ar gyfer dolydd byw cymru   Manifesto for the wild meadows of Wales (Flora locale, 2008) Printed copies available (email info@floralocale.org)
Grazing for wild plants and biodiversity; a Flora locale advisory note   (Flora locale, 2010) Printed copies available (email info@floralocale.org)
Reed propagation   (Brian Uttley/Flora locale, 2003)
Enhancement of amenity woodland field layers in Milton Keynes   (Joanna Francis) This document reports on pioneering practical research on establishing woodland ground flora into new woods.

If you have a suggestion for a document or guide that would be useful for this topic then please let us know.


Case Studies on Flora locale's website

Meadow linksCreating wildflower superhighways with community involvement
Hagge Wood TrustNatural capital assessment of Hagge Wood Trust
Wakefield Tree Wardens Voluntary GroupWild Flower Plug Plant Project with community involvement
Masons FieldUrban meadow restoration
NectarworksRestoration of flower-rich hay meadows for bumblebees and other pollinators
Forest of Bowland hay time projectmeadow creation and restoration
Restoration of caer carreg y franRestoration of a listed monument to deciduous woodland, pasture & upland now grazed by native welsh mountain ponies.
Hartslock Nature ReserveChalk downland nature reserve managed for invertebrates and plants
Top Field - Portsdown HillReversion of an arable field to calcareous grassland
Fofanny Water Treatment works, County AntrimEstablishment of heath vegetation on covered reservoir
Black Bank meadow creation, NorthumberlandFlower-rich grassland creation
Peak District Vision for Wildlife Tree, heather & meadow seed collection
Bog rosemary restoration, Lenzie Moss, East DumbartonshireRestoration of lowland raised bog and bog rosemary

If you are aware of a project that would be a good Case Study for this topic then please let us know.



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Page last modified on Saturday 28 of April, 2012 17:27:29 BST