VOLUNTEER BULB PLANTING AUTUMN 2021
As part of our efforts to encourage diversity Greening Wymondham planted some native bulb species around Kett’s Wood in October 2021, with the aim of increasing biodiversity and providing more plants for bees and pollinators.
We planted Snake Head Fritillary, Ramsons and Aconites.
Snake’s Head Fritillary
This species likes water meadows and tolerates wet ground in winters. We know how wet Kett’s wood can be in winter so this bulb should like the open areas of the wood!
Snake’s Head Fritallary flowers early April which bees and other early emerging insects love to forage on. The seed heads are attractive in summer and hopefully the seeds will scatter and colonies will form.
Commonly known as Wild Garlic. A bulb species tolerating wet ground conditions & partially shaded woodland. Kett’s wood is very densely planted but we hope this species will colonise Greening Wymondham managed areas of the woodland. Ramsons flower in mid-May and is another plants favoured by bees and other pollinating insects.