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Myrke Embankment degradation

This is what the turf specialists say!



Wildflower Bee


Coronet Turf
Ashe Warren Farm,
Hampshire. UK
RG25 3AW

Tel: 01256 771222
Fax: 01256 771900
Mobile: 07768 726219

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The Jubilee River diversion scheme is the largest of its kind in the country and, as an integral part of the project, the Environment Agency ensured landscape treatments incorporated wildflowers and other planting with a local provenance, providing maximum benefits for the local environment in terms of ecology, landscape and recreational value. The Agency was mindful this philosophy should be rigidly adhered to in the planning stages for restoration of a 300m stretch of embankment affected by heavy flooding. Their brief stipulated a grassed finish should be used as a starting point but also acknowledged this alone would appear too urbanised and not in keeping with the surrounding environment. Bearing in mind these factors and to be consistent with the riverbanks already established patterns, Atkins, as part of the landscape design consortium, proposed wildflower planting as the ideal solution.

A number of options were considered. Conventional seeding was ruled out as being too lengthy a process and with the probability of only giving a patchy end result, especially as seeding would take place during the Autumn. Conventional turfing with plug planted wildflowers was another possibility discarded on cost and time consumption. Research eventually led them to pre-sown wildflower soil-less turf from Coronet Turf. Coronet could not only provide the extensive mix of wildflower planting required but were able to supply material in large roll sizes of approx. 20m length and 2m width in just eight weeks from order for quick and easy laying on site. The embankment's entire length with 4700 sq.m of cover was then laid in only six days. Tilhill were responsible for implementation on site and their Site Manager, Julian Hollingdale comments: 'environment mitigation is a significant part of our business and we take special care in procurement and resourcing for this type of scheme. We were particularly pleased with the Coronet product and have the opportunity of ensuring successful establishment as part of our 5 year maintenance contract with the Environment Agency'.

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Coronet Turf believe their pre-sown soil-less Wildflower Turf is the only product of this nature currently available on the market today.