A short information leaflet to support those interested in creating an upland hay meadow or wildflower plot
Webpage with a 9 step guide on site selection, ground preparation and re-seeding, to create or restore a wildflower meadow on a smallholding of farm.
A factsheet on the restoration and enhancement of existing permanent grassland; both arable and non-arable. Advice on land suitability and future management is also included.
Webpage giving an overview of the restoration process in the Upper Nidderdale restoration projects for a landscape-scale approach to grassland restoration and enhancement .
A guide to monitoring the success of restoration for different types of grassland
An overview leaflet with information on how the project works alongside the land owner.
Detailed guidance on restoring or creating a species rich grassland using the natural regeneration. Covers methodology for site selection, ground preparation, and both pre and post restoration management. Also includes a useful timeline diagram.
Simplistic step-by-step instructions for restoring a hay meadow and including a 'hay meadow year' diagram explaining how to manage a hay meadow throughout the year.
A step-by-step guide to preparation and planning prior to restoration and how the Hay Time project officer works with land owners.
A report presented as a series of steps detailing the approach taken to survey meadows, identify seed "donor" and "receptor" sites, manage harvesting and spreading operations, monitoring and reporting.
Webpage giving an overview of restoration methods of existing grassland, including ground preparation, use of green hay, seed addition and the reasons for each method used, followed by a general description of future management.
A report summarising the results of data analysis to determine the effect of seed addition on species richness, species diversity and meadow composition.
Project document for the first phase of Hay Time on Bowland. Covers methodologies used for survey and restoration; details sites covered in the project; work on public access to meadows; events undertaken; traditional skills development and volunteering.
An overview of the Hay Time project from its launch in May 2006 to the end of the project in December 2011. It explains why the project was set up, what it aimed to do, how it did it, what still needs to be done.
Short report documenting the actions and achievements of Hay Time - North Pennines; descibes methods of harvesting, spreading surveying and monitoring including results and furture recommendations.
The future for Hay Meadows in the Peak District National Park: A detailed report on the status of the Peak District meadows - a project report on the management and restoration, including detailed species lists.
Project report for N4N. Covers methodologies used; sites included in the project; case studies x4; public participation in the project.
A journal paper review of research into restoration work in hay meadows up to 2005.
The impact of green hay addition to upland hay meadows in the North Pennines through the Hay Time project (2006-2012).
A scientific report on the impact of green hay addition following baseline and repeat botanical surveys. Includes methods used for green hay addition, and analysis of the results.
Webpage with detailed advice on how to collect and sow wildflower seed including where to source the seed; planting and propogation; links to creating a wildflower patch or meadow advice pages
Tips from past experience in the methods of collecting and spreading wildflower meadow seed. Topics covered are brush harvesting, hand collection, storing the seed and methods of spreading.
An advice note about ground preparation and three different methods of sowing seed including hand-sowing, using a seed fiddle and a culti-pack seeder.
Detailed guidance on restoring or creating a species rich grassland using seed mixtures. Advice includes Site selection, ground preparation, sourcing the seed, seed application method and post restoration/creation management. Also includes a timeline diagram/chart.
Detailed guidance on restoring or creating a species rich grassland using brush harvested seed method. Includes methodology for site preparation, harvesting and transferring seed plus a timeline chart for guidance.
Wildflower and grass seed is used widely in agri-environment schemes for enhancing existing species-poor grassland or for creating new species-rich grassland, field margins and beetle banks. This note provides guidance on how to select the most appropriate source for specific sites and situations.