People often ask about the white posts on Sulphur clover, whose showy, light yellow flowers appear in late June to early July is the most significant of these plants. In the UK it is only found in East Anglia and Lincolnshire. Although it’s becoming scarce and is classed as a “near threatened” species, it still grows in several places in our area.

 

To give its seed a chance to ripen and disperse, mowing is left until September, long after the main verge cutting, The hay is then raked and removed. I’ve been shaking the hay onto Hunger’s Green, to try and spread the seed around. So if you see any yellow clover there, let me know!

 

Julie Giles RNR warden. 

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