Phase 5 Mytholmroyd

Phase 5 Mytholmroyd

We returned to Mytholmroyd during March 2017 to carry out phase 5 of works. Our main objective for this phase was to carry out mass tree/shrub planting around the site but primarily focusing on the bank to the front of the property.

Wildflower planting flourishing

A mixed native hedgerow at the foot of the bank would run behind a timber post and wire fence to provide habitats for wildlife in time as well as helping to contain the local bovine community. Native species included Corylus avellana (Hazel), Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn) and Crataegus monogyna (Hawthorn).

New fence and gate with mixed hedgerow March 2017

Wildflower bank May 2017

We seeded the bank in September 2016 with Pro Flora 6 & 8 mixes which were chosen to suit the conditions of the site. The seed mix comprised of 80% grass and 20% wildflower.

Pro Flora 6

% COMMON NAME SPECIES HEIGHT COLOUR PERIOD
% 20% WILD FLOWERS
3 AUTUMN HAWKBIT LEONTODON AUTUMNALIS 10-60 YELLOW AUG  OCT
6 BIRDSFOOT TREFOIL LOTUS CORNICULATUS 5-40 YELLOW JUNE AUG
10 BLACK KNAPWEED CENTAUREA NIGRA 30-80 PURPLE JUNE SEPT
2 BLADDER CAMPION SILENE VULGARIS 20-60 WHITE MAY SEPT
2 BULBOUS BUTTERCUP RANUNCULUS BULBOSUS 15-35 YELLOW MAY SEPT
13 COMMON AGRIMONY AGRIMONY EUPATORIA 30-60 YELLOW JULY SEPT
2 COMMON TOADFLAX LINARIA VULGARIS 50-90 YELLOW JUNE OCT
2 COWSLIP PRIMULA VERIS 10-30 YELLOW APRIL JUNE
4 FIELD SCABIOUS KNAUTIA ARVENSIS 30-90 LILAC JULY SEPT
1 GREAT MULLEIN VERBASCUM THAPSUS 40-200 YELLOW JULY SEPT
8 LADY’S BEDSTRAW GALIUM VERUM 50-80 YELLOW JUNE SEPT
7 MUSK MALLOW MALVA MOSCHATA 20-80 PINK JULY OCT
7 OX-EYE DAISY LEUCANTHERMUM VULGARE 20-100 WHITE MAY OCT
9 SALAD BURNET SANGUISORBA MINOR 30-90 YELLOW MAY AUG
6 WILD CARROT DAUCUS CAROTA 30-100 WHITE JUNE SEPT
7 YARROW ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM 20-45 WHITE JUNE OCT
11 YELLOW RATTLE RHIANTHUS MINOR 15-40 YELLOW MAY AUG
100
80%} GRASSES
5 BROWNTOP BENTGRASS AGROSTIS CAPILLARIS 10-70
25 CHEWINGS FESCUE FESTUCA RUBRA COMMUTATA 20-90
20 CRESTED DOGSTAIL CYNOSURUS CRISTATUS 5-75
5 GOLDEN OATGRASS TRISETUM FLAVESCENS 20-80
5 SHEEPS FESCUE FESTUCA OVINA 5-60
25 SLENDER CREEPING RED FESCUE FESTUCA RUBRA LITORALIS 20-100
5 SMALLER CATSTAIL PHLEUM BERTOLONII 10-50
10 SMOOTH STALKED MEADOW GRASS POA PRATENSIS 10-90

Pro Flora 8

COMMON NAME SPECIES HEIGHT COLOUR PERIOD
% 20%} WILD FLOWER 
3 BIRDSFOOT TREFOIL LOTUS CORNICULATUS 5-40 YELLOW AUG OCT
8 BLACK KNAPWEED CENTAUREA NIGRA 30-80 PURPLE JUNE SEPT
3 BLACK MEDICK MEDICAGO LUPILINA 15-50 YELLOW MAY SEPT
12 MEADOW BUTTERCUP RANUNCULS ACRIS 30-100 YELLOW MAY SEPT
4 MUSK MALLOW MALVA MOSCHATA 30-80 PINK MAY AUG
12 OX-EYE DAISY LEUCANTHEMUM  VULGARE 20-100 WHITE MAY OCT
12 RIBWORT PLANTAIN PLANTAGO LANCEOLATA 5-50 BROWN MAY SEPT
8 RED CAMPION SILENE DIOICA 50-80 RED MAY SEPT
4 SALAD BURNET SANGUISORBA MINOR 30-90 YELLOW MAY AUG
15 SELF HEAL PRUNELLA VULGARIS 5-20 PURPLE JUNE SEPT
12 WHITE CAMPION SILENE ALBA 30-100 WHITE MAY SEPT
7 YARROW ACHILLEA MILLIFOLIUM 20-45 WHITE JUNE OCT
100
80% GRASSES
5 BROWNTOP BENT AGROSTIS CAPILLARIS 10-70
25 RED FESCUE FESTUCA RUBRA 15-90
20 CRESTED DOGSTAIL CYNOSAURUS CRISTATUS 5-75
20 CHEWINGS FESCUE FESTUCA COMMUTATA 20-90
20 HARD FESCUE FESTUCA TRACHYPHYLLA 15-70
10 SMOOTH STALKED MEADOW GRASS POA PRATENSIS 10-90
100

 

Wildflower planting May2017

Deck nestling into the bank

Tree planting across the foot and to the west side of the bank will provide some shelter from the prevailing winds as well as creating habitats for wildlife. Tree species included Corylus avellana (Hazel), Acer campestre (Field Maple) and Crataegus monogyna (Hawthorn). We also introduced a swathe of Rosa canina (Dog Rose) around the vegetable plot to create shelter and a welcome splash of colour.

We look forward to seeing the wildflower meadow change as the season advances.

By |2018-06-14T14:28:56+00:00May 31st, 2017|