Project Sunflower Blooms Again
The conservation initiative to provide food for wildlife is now in full bloom. Called Project Sunflower, and now in its second year, it was set up in a two-acre field belonging to farmer Gavin Nicolle that was previously used for growing hay. It has been sown with a special mixture of plants to provide nectar through the summer and seeds through the autumn and winter. The sunflowers are the most obvious plants but there is also a variety of other seed-producing plants growing amongst them that will ripen at different times. There is a path cut all the way around the field so that visitors can enjoy the sunflowers but please don’t pick them. The field is just north of the Island Hall down a short lane on the other side of the road. Look out for the signs.
Pictures by Sue Daly
Sunflowers, quinoa, chicory & phacelia