The widely held view that Juniper fails to regenerate in southern England has been overturned by a small group of Wiltshire botanists working on Porton Ranges. Several hundred young seedlings have been located after hours spent on hands and knees carrying out a finger-tip search. The results and conclusions are detailed in a paper that you can download from here
. The seedlings have been monitored over three years resulting in an analysis of survival rates in different types of vegetation. The group is also able to suggest reasons for their demise, findings which should be of particular interest to those managing sites with mature Juniper bushes.