4th Corner’s First ‘Pocket’ Biodiversity Project for Orbit Homes

4th Corner are about to commence a new and exciting collaboration with long-term customer Orbit Homes. Working with a number of new suppliers, including George Davies Turf and Meadowmania, we will be planting native hedging, laying wildflower turf and planting wildflower plugs.

Managing Director and Biodiversity Manager at 4th Corner, Amanda Ransom, stated: “We are really looking forward to implementing this pocket sized but important project – a template for biodiversity projects across our more urban housing developments.

Biodiversity implementation is for generations to come, and native hedges, native trees and wildflower plugs and turf will thrive if nurtured and protected.   These projects are a long term vision,  to bring real impact to sites where green space is limited, but where the boundaries and smaller spaces create real opportunity for lasting improvements.

4th Corner begin biodiversity project for Orbit Homes
4th Corner begin biodiversity project for Orbit Homes

Unlike wildflower seed, turf will rapidly produce an established meadow without competition from invading weeds. Once established, the wildflower turf will cope well with most weather circumstances, and requires little ongoing maintenance aside from a cut during the late autumn after seedheads have set.

Sourced from native seed and grown in the UK, Meadowmania’s plug plants are an ideal way to boost species in a wildflower meadow or to easily establish plants in areas where seed germination can be erratic. Many of their species appear on the RHS Plants for Pollinators list, providing a source of food for bees, butterflies and birds.

4th Corner will commence works on this project for Orbit Homes at the end of March.

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