It’s time again to prepare the meadow in the churchyard for winter. We had a great display of Ox Eye Daisies this year and we want to see them flower in profusion again next year. Once the seed heads have shed their burden we strim the dead grass and flower stalks. It’s important to remove […]
A small group of hardy workers met on Saturday morning to plant a Sorbus Aucuparia (Cardinal Royal) in the spinney area of the Green. The tree was donated by members of the local chapter of the National Womens Register which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. The Sorbus will provide flowers in spring (nectar), […]
There’s work to be done on Knighton Green over the next two to three months and we need your help! Our plans include: making and putting up bird and bat boxes preparing and planting in the spinney to improve the under storey preparing and sowing this year’s meadow […]
Knighton Wild’s work in St Mary’s Churchyard and on Knighton Green is entered in the It’s Your Neighbourhood scheme run by the RHS. Each year an assessor visits us to review progress and make an assessment based around community participation, environmental responsibility and gardening achievement. This is the third year we have been part of […]
Can you come and help us this Saturday morning raking the arisings after its late summer cut? We need to remove the growth of grass and dead vegetation so we don’t add nutrient to the soil. The wildflowers in the meadow thrive in poor soil so its important we clear the ground […]
Come and help us look for the wildlife on Knighton Green and in St Mary’s churchyard and find out more about the meadows Knighton Wild is looking after. August 24th from 11 am to 1 pm. Hunt for bugs attracted to the plants and trees in the meadows and spinney – come and find out […]
We are planning a work session to check out the churchyard and do any tidying up jobs that need doing on Saturday 2nd March 2019. Meet at 10.30 am in the churchyard.
5 people worked in St Mary’s Churchyard on Saturday 15th September. Nicky and Geoff trimmed and cleaned up the hedge we laid last year. You can see Nicky is very pleased with the regrowth which is already thickening up the boundary and providing more shelter. Steve checked out the bird boxes we installed earlier this […]
The next working session will be in St Mary’s Churcyard on Saturday 15th September from 10.00 to 12.30. This will be for grass-raking, checking and cleaning nest boxes, inspecting bug hotels, and general tidying up.
Knighton Wild’s next practical activity for St Mary Magdalen Churchyard will be building and installing various habitats for bees and other insects. This is likely to include logs with holes drilled in them, bamboo canes, nesting boxes and a hibernaculum for a range of different types of insect. The provisional dates are 17th March to […]