Meadow Autumn Update

A couple of weeks ago we had our meadow and borders cut and cleared. The late Summer was so mild and wet that everything had grown back much more than usual, after the early Summer cut and bale for the festival.

We don’t need to do this every year, as it costs us quite a lot, but if we don’t and there is a lot of growth, it can get in the way of next Spring’s wild flower start.

So we now look forward to see what comes up next Spring from last Autumn’s sowing. Some annuals (e.g. Poppy, Corncockle) may have set seen that germinates anew, the perennials and will hopefully come up each year, but some biennials (e.g. Goats Beard) might make a first flowering. Always surprises each Year!

Bryan Dale

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