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Brickfields Triangle wildflower meadow

Brickfields TriangleA wildflower meadow has been created on an area which previously comprised amenity grassland.

The wildflower meadow was created through 'Plymouth's Buzzing', a joint project between Buglife and us, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The project involved local schools and communities in conserving bees, butterflies, hoverflies and other pollinating insects.

The ground was prepared in November 2011 and in March 2012 four local primary schools helped to plant 5,600 plug plants.

Species include:

  • Yellow rattle
  • Ox-eye daisy
  • Lesser knapweed
  • Field scabious
  • Bird's-foot trefoil
  • Red clover
  • Viper's bugloss

In autumn 2012 the meadow received its first hay cut and annual cuts will continue in order to manage the area appropriately for wildlife. The area has hosted community bug hunts and seed scattering days in the summer and the autumn.

More wildflower seeds were sown in October 2015, with species including:

  • Yellow rattle
  • Betony
  • Common knapweed