What’s Happening in the Wildflower Meadow?
You may have noticed that the meadow in the Garden of Rest has been cut? This is part of the annual management needed to develop and maintain a flower-rich meadow. At the end of the summer, when the grassland has flowered and the seeds have dropped, it needs to be cut and cleared.
The cuttings need to be removed to prevent nutrient build up from the dead plant matter. It is important not to provide the meadow with any form of fertilizer as that would encourage vigorous growth of the strongest species.
A thin soil will hopefully give more diversity next year and provide essential habitat and refuge for butterflies, bees, birds and amphibians.