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The Church of St Thomas and St Elizabeth, Thurnham  LA2 0DT

 

This site, which we first started in 2018, has proved a great success.  This is a field adjacent to the church burial ground which we are slowly transforming into a flower rich meadow.  One area has been cultivated and sown with annual flower seeds whilst the rest has had wildflowers planted, such as cowslips primroses and foxgloves.

 

The management regime involves one cut a year after the flowers have set seed and is then raked off to reduce grass competition.  This, at present, is being carried out by a local farmer so a great co-operation all round between farmer, church and volunteers. 

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Thurnham wildflower meadow during its annual end-of season strim and removal of the cut grass to lower fertility. It looks pretty good!