Phase 1 Rain Garden – Update

Hi all residents of Chobham Manor,

To ensure that the phase one raingarden area looks its best in the coming months.

We have engaged the services of a professional landscape company to restore in the best way we can the wild flower areas and adjacent areas.

This will be an  “instant” meadow. Therefore we will be planting 12 per m2 Wildflower plug plants to the area which will give a mixture of colour for the rest of the season, and this is based on 100% coverage of all existing meadow areas (perimeter).  The centre lawn area of the rain garden will be mowed and maintained throughout summer for the purpose of recreational use.

The entirety of these works will bear no cost to residents of Chobham Manor.

The wildflower (perimeter), for an instant emergence of colour will consist of the below list of plant breeds:


From the original list (As per initial intent design) densities/m2
Centaurea nigra 12
Lotus corniculatus 12
Plantago lanceolata 12
Ranunculus acris 12
Rumex acetosa 12
Saxifraga granulate (limited stock) 12
Vicia cracca 12
Clinopodium vulgare 12
Daucus carota 12
Echium vulgare 12
Galium verum 12
Geranium pratense 12
Ononis spinosa 12
Salvia pratensis 12
Silene dioica 12
Succisa pratensis 12
Symphytum officinale 12
Tancetum vulgare 12
Triplospermum inodorum 12
Viola tricolor 12


Once the season is over (end of October) we will then strim back and re-seed all areas using the original wildflower mix which is pre-mixed by Wildflower UK in a growing medium – so that come next Spring the community will see the emergence of a new wildflower meadow, enhanced by extra species we have planted this summer.

We also intend to plant flower bulbs – these can start as early as January with snow drops, then crocus, daffs, tulips and alliums – you will see nearly 6 months of flowering with bulbs and they will come up every year. We will discuss this later in the year.

We also intend to tidy and replace where necessary the shrub beds and remove the dead tree which will be replaced in the winter.

The cutting of grass and plug planting is anticipated to commence this week (Friday – subject to change) hopefully you will all agree that now we are out of what has been an abnormal period of inclement weather and we can swiftly commence moving forward.

Should you have any questions, please do let me know by emailing me at

Thank you

Arafat Hussain – Property Manager