Saturday 12th July

The first cut of the wild flower meadow each year is the most difficult: the grass is long and there are the greatest number of "woody" weeds.

Colin and Peter completed the first cut in about two hours, much the same time as it took last year.  It was encouraging to start to see a wider variety of perennial wild flowers this year though there were very few if any annual cornfield annuals from the original sowing.  The meadow will be cut again in August and September to mimic grazing following the hay crop as this type of management will encourage the perennial meadow flowers that we enjoy.