ON THE VERGE

Connecting people and green spaces

Embrace Your Weeds

Want to see more of these Butterflies and Moths in your garden? Then embrace your weeds Many of you may wonder what you can do to have a more wildlife friendly garden, especially to encourage more moths and butterflies. Gardens...

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Ivy leaved toadflax

Seaford Plantlife Spring hunt..

Has anyone else been doing the Plantlife, Great British Wild Flower hunt? It’s a great way to learn to identify more flowers, and you can download a spotting sheet, or use an app on your phone. I think my favourite...

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New hedgerow planting near Bishopstone

Hedgerow Highways

Did you know that next week (29 May – 6 June) is the very first National Hedgerow Week? You can find out more on the Tree Council website here Hedgerows are a vital part of our countryside, with practical uses...

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Return of the Sea Meadow

Local councillor Jean Cash has lived in Seaford for many years, and her mother used to play in the Martello Fields as a child, when it was known as the “Sea Meadows”! These days the fields are well used for...

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sparrows

Sparrows in the Salts

I took a walk round the Salts the other evening and was amazing to see how many birds were congregating and feeding along the perimeter fence. The area between the railway line and this recreation field, is already a wonderful...

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Spotted on the Verge in March

What did you spot in the verges in March? The first wild flower I noticed was the sweet violets. I spotted the first ones in the verge of Fitzgerald Avenue, and soon they were popping up everywhere including by the...

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Bug box

Brilliant Bug Boxes

Our “On the Verge” partnership is supporting the Sussex Wildlife Trust’s campaign for a “Wilder Sussex” and encourages us all to make the most of our gardens and outdoor spaces, and to work with our neighbours to create wildlife habitats...

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Bumble bee

A light hearted guide to lawns by St Francis

Heather sent us this funny clipping (author unknown), which she spotted in a Norfolk magazine. She hoped it would inspire readers to give some thought to their boring, time consuming lawns! We love this too! Heather has violets, eggs and...

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Violets by Mon Darnbrough

What have you seen in your verges recently? Many thanks to Mon, who tells a bit more about the violets you can spot in many of the verges in Seaford right now!

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