WOODHALL ESTATE

HERTFORDSHIRE

A Seasonal Update - Early Summer
The recent rains have not only been welcome for crops and young trees but  they are just in time to water in our recently planted wild flower and wild bird seed mixes.

Wild flowers add additional value to field corners and 6 metre grass margins which have been removed from production to benefit wildlife.  By the end of the summer they will be full of insect life when the clovers, vetches, sanfoin and ragged robin, to name but a few, come into flower. 

Wild bird seed mixtures contain a variety of small seeding plants including triticale, quinoa and kale which provide small farmland birds with a variety of food sources to help them through the winter months.  Also flowers such as phacelia and linseed help to ensure that there is an abundance of insect life in these areas for young chicks to feed on.