Two of the fields have changed this summer from bare land into wildflower meadows.
Last autumn the grass was cut and wildflower hay from the MoD rifle range at Chickerell was strewn across the field to provide wildflower seeds for this season, and a further sowing of native grass and wildflower seed was applied.
This autumn, now there has finally been enough rain to germinate the seeds, the plants have started to grow and flower. In the picture you can see the yellows of Fleabane and Bristly Ox-tongue and the white of Mayweed. Most of the rarer species will flower next year.