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Green sweep to help wild flowers grow at Charlbury reserve
CHARLBURY residents rallied round to help wild flowers growing at the town’s nature reserve.
The Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust cuts the grass at the Blenheim Farm reserve once a year and asks volunteers to rake the grass into piles to enable wild flower seeds to germinate in the grassland next spring.
A dozen people turned out on Saturday to help with the work.
Reserve manager Helen D’Ayala said: “It’s very special to the local people and if it wasn’t managed, it would scrub over.”