An Alternative Regime to Cutting Meadows – Epilogue

You will remember that a few weeks back we detailed an alternative cutting regime for wild flower meadows that had flowered early and for all intents and purposes appeared to have finished by the end of June.  We thought we’d give this a go in our own courtyard meadow, especially as this year, weather conditions have resulted in early flowering in the meadow.
After cutting half the meadow in late June, we waited to see what would happen. We have to confess that whilst some of the wild flowers have clearly benefited from the additional cut, the overall effect was not prescriptive.
So in conclusion; there is no right or wrong way to proceed.  If you believe that your meadow has finished flowering and has begun to look more like hay, then why not try giving it an additional cut at the end of June to give it a boost.
However, if you really can’t decide what to do, why not take a photo and email it to us at [email protected] and we will be happy to advise you.  Alternatively, why not just call us on Tel: 01256 771222 for a chat about your wildflower meadow.
Have a look at the photographs of our Courtyard meadow as it progresses through the season. The final photograph (bottom right) shows some of the lush new growth in full flower.