Charles Flower Workshop 2: Propagating WIldflowers

July 20, 2021

Long Mead Local Wildlife Site
Oxford Road
Swinford OX29 4DU

  • Public
    £25.00
    (ends 07/20/2021)
  • Members
    £15.00
    (ends 07/20/2021)
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Description

This is the second of two Workshops led by the pioneer of meadow creation and restoration, Charles Flower. He will give practical demonstrations about what works and what does not, when restoring wildflowers to garden and countryside.

Workshop 2 - Propagating wild flowers –In this Workshop Charles Flower will cover all the key species, collecting sites, getting the timing right, cleaning, storage and  why some species use vegetative means rather than seed. Above all, why go collecting at all!

NOTE: You can register for each workshop separately - i.e. you can attend either or both.


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Speaker: Charles Flower
Speaker Charles Flower
Charles Flower is passionate about restoring the countryside. After the dark decades of the 1960s and 1970s, he developed pioneering practical methods of resatoring wildflower meadows on his own 175 acre farm in East Wiltshire. With his mehods he was able to establish wild flowers on fertile farmland. This led …

Charles Flower is passionate about restoring the countryside. After the dark decades of the 1960s and 1970s, he developed pioneering practical methods of resatoring wildflower meadows on his own 175 acre farm in East Wiltshire. With his mehods he was able to establish wild flowers on fertile farmland. This led him to begin growing wild flower seed crops. Key projects were the 85 acre extension to Butterfly Conservation’s  Magdalen Hill Down Nature reserve in Hants and the 700 acre arable reversion around  Stonehenge. He has restored  wild flowers to  every kind of garden, farm and estate. As a doyen of wildflower restoration, he is consulted by organisations like the National Trust and by many landowners and farmers, so helping to ensure the future of our traditional wildflowers, many of which are still disappearing.


He is the author of two classic books 'Where have all the flowers gone?' (2008) and 'Irreplaceable Woodlands' (2014).


(He tells us he has been trying to retire, but with very little success, unlike his meadow creation. This Flower has not gone, so NRN are delighted for the opportunity his delayed retirement has given to host these two Workshops at Long Mead).

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Organizer

Long Mead


Date and Time

Tue, July 20, 2021

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
(GMT+0000) GMT

Location

Long Mead Local Wildlife Site

Oxford Road
Swinford OX29 4DU

Long Mead

Pricing

  • Public
    £25.00
    (ends 07/20/2021)
  • Members
    £15.00
    (ends 07/20/2021)
Become a member

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Long Mead Local Wildlife Site

Oxford Road
Swinford OX29 4DU