2022.04.24 Kemerton – lifting non-native daffodils

24.4.22 – Kemerton Woods Nature Reserve Task

On Sunday 24th March 2022, volunteers from GVCV gathered on a beautiful sunny day to help clear hundreds of daffodils in the Kemerton woods. This particular part of the woods had a large area of cultivated daffodils that had spread considerably so needed clearing to give space for native daffodils to make it their home without the worry of hybridising with the cultivated ones.

Here is the picture of the woods before we started the challenge of removal of bulbs.

A close-up of some plants

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The majority of the bulbs were very deep in the ground and we had the extra challenges of digging around the tree roots and various items such as chicken wire and miscellaneous rubble. It was very satisfying when they came free from the ground in clusters 😊


After a very enjoyable days work here is the end result culminating in two very large piles of future ‘compost’ and a cleared area for our native breeds of daffodils to grow their way into.


These are some of my merry helpers who contributed to the successful task.

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