The Green Heart of Poringland


Wildflower Meadow Bursts into Colour

The newly created wildflower meadow has burst into colour. 

The news will come as manna from heaven to lakes’ conservationist Peter Aspinall who, together with our partners Norfolk Homes, has been instrumental in developing the site at the heart of the lakes complex. 

Previously to area was just a gravel ‘wasteland’ but now after tonnes of top soil have been imported and close on £300, funded by Friends and neighbours, has been invested in wildflower seed, the site really is as pretty as a picture.        

“It looks wonderful” said Peter.  “I know it cost a lot of money but it really looks amazing and is already attracting a wide range of butterflies and insects.  It’s a great investment for the future” added Peter.

Wildflower Meadow Takes Shape 

The last addition to Poringland Lakes landscape, a wildflower meadow, is rapidly taking shape.

After contractors Norfolk Homes profiled the site and imported tonnes of top soil, lakes conservation officer Peter Aspinall has been busily preparing and seeding the area. 

Costing over £300, the seeding programme has been largely funded by voluntary donations, primarily from Friends and local supporters. 

"The new flower meadow should look magnificent" said Peter enthusiastically. "It's been a lot of hard work but in the long term it will be all worthwhile." 

Plans for Wildflower Meadow Well Advanced 

Plans to create a colourful wildflower meadow at Poringland Lakes are well advanced. 

Contractors have been on site this week levelling the ground and grading the top soil ready for seeding. 

The Association plans to spend several hundred pounds developing the area and also the aprons around the conservation ponds. 

Naturalist and lakes trustee Peter Aspinall was excited about the project.          

“This is a wonderful opportunity” he explained.  “Norfolk Homes’ team have spread silt from the lakes over the entire area and topped it with good quality soil.  We are going to buy a substantial amount of wildflower mix which will be seeded in the next few days.  It should be a wonderful sight come the Spring.