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Allotment Drinks Ltd.

locationYork

partnersBuglife and Friends of York Walls

date15 Oct 2022

Description

Head down to York City Walls to admire the wildflowers planted by and thanks to the wonderful Claire Oxley and her company Allotment Drinks Ltd. in October 2022. Due to the historic nature of the site, we had to carefully choose what wildflowers to plant which included: -Common Bird's-foot-trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) -Cowslip (Primula veris) -Field Forget-me-not (Myosotis arvensis) -Lungwort (Pulmonaria officinalis) -Primrose (Primula vulgaris) -Snakeshead Fritillary - purple (Fritillaria meleagris) -White Campion (Silene latifolia) -White Dead-nettle (Lamium album) -Wood Anemone (Anemone nemorosa)

The project could not have happened without GreenTheUK's partner Buglife and volunteers from the Friends of York Walls alongside an archeologist who collected the artefacts we found during our dig - we think we may have found a piece of Victorian pottery and a goat or sheep bone. Scroll through the photos to see what happened by Spring 2023, just 6 months after planting. By April, several of the plants were in flower.

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