May 03 2018

Bluebell success at Gorse Covert Mounds

In 2011 one of Friends of Gorsve Covert Mounds first events was to plant native bluebells, helped by the Mersey Forest team at the time to source the bulbs and learn how to select a site and plant the bulbs. Today I was able to take this picture showing how the bluebells have established and are slowly multiplying. It may be 7 years later and it may take many more years before there is anything like a carpet of flowers but I was pleased that we seem to have successfully introduced this iconic native species into our newly formed woods. The picture below was taken when planting the bluebells in 2011. Great to see that our hard work is paying off.

 

Nigel Balding, Friends of Gorse Covert Mounds

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