USING marginal land around fields and in gardens beneficially is the aim of Alan Le Maistre at Vintage Farm.
Working with his twin brother and cousin, Charles and John Le Maistre at their Le Tacheron Farm, Trinity, they plant 10 percent of their cornfields in traditional annual flowers to improve biodiversity.
He said: ‘Our wildflower meadows are all in great bloom at the moment, so we thought it was a good opportunity to promote wildflower habitats more generally in the Island. We’ve planted sites for the National Trust and private land owners, including a fabulous orchard in Trinity. We want to help others turn their marginal land into beneficial floral habitats and can provide help and advice for anyone thinking about wildflower projects.’
Alan can be contacted by e-mail: Vintagefarm@outlook.co
An article on Le Tacheron Farm, titled ‘Back to the Future’, is contained in the forthcoming ‘Late Summer’issue of RURAL magazine, available in Jersey as from 5 August