Flora

 

 

West Farleigh in Bloom

 

West Farleigh has entered the Village category for the first time in 2018. To participate please contact editor@thefarleighs.co.uk

 

Read our Monthly progress blog here...

Read more about our floral efforts in the community:

 

Flower Arrangers at All Saints

 

All Saints Plant Sale (Coming Soon)

 

Smiths Hall NGS Open Day (Coming Soon)

Read our Monthly blog about birds, animals and wildlife in West Farleigh by local resident Ray Morris.  Farleigh Feathers 

Read our Monthly blog about gardening by professional gardener Jon Fenlon.

This Month in the Garden

 

Fauna

 

 

Kent Men of Trees

 

Kent Men of Trees is a local organising for promoting the Love of Trees and Encouraging the Planting and Protection of Trees in Kent'

 

They run an annual competition, more information on which can be found here...

 

 

Tree Wardens

 

We have a new Tree Warden in West Farleigh to help us with the Men of Kent competition. 

Ed Boyd of Charlton Lane has stepped forward to take over the role and learn / promote lots about our trees of note.

 

Past Wardens have included: 

 

Quarry Wood, Kent WildlifeTrust

 

Tranquil ancient mixed woodland with the Ewell stream and watercress ponds. Much of the reserve is Sweet Chestnut coppice. The north side of the reserve has mature oak and beech and between here and the old ragstone quarry - ash and sycamore can be found in the long damp valley.


There is a small area of conifers in the centre of the reserve in what was once a hop garden. The sides of the stream at the bottom of the valley are covered in plants such as golden saxifrage, cuckooflower, red campion and a large colony of ramsons. The valley slopes are covered with dog's mercury, early-purple orchid, twayblade and the occasional common spotted-orchid.

 

http://www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk/reserves/quarry-wood

Animals & Insects

 

Rare moth spotted!

Documentation on Quarry Wood

 

Designation & Description from Kent Wildlife Trust

 

Map of Quarry Wood