Sunday, 2 October 2011

London Wetlands

The WWT London Wetland Center (Above)
Beddington Farmlands (Below)

Met John at the Wetland Center this morning to pick up some Yellow Rattle and Southern Marsh Orchid seeds. We are going to experiment with propogating grassland and wetland plants from the Wetland Center to Beddington. The incredible weather continues which means it will be too dry to plant them yet so waiting for the forecast and will get the seeds sown ahead of the rain.


StourbridgeRantBoy said...

Interesting with regard to SMO seed - YR should take OK but the Orchid, certainly from seed might prove more problematical. A few years ago i transplanted some SMO as part of a test re-location scheme each with a substancial amount of surrounding turf. They re-generated the following year but that was it! Interestingly, the other spp persisted for years but not the orchid.......Anyway, there is no harm in trying, best of luck.

Oh - Blue Winged Warbler on Corvo but i suppose you already know that !

Laurie -

Peter Alfrey said...

Hi Laurie,
we are going to try the seed first and then if that doesn't work - try transplanting some rhiozomes.
Hopefully we will have success with the Yellow Rattle.
I am out on Corvo next week so my fingers are crossed that some of those birds hang around.