2016 marks the 4th flowering of the Lost & Found mini meadow and some changes are needed. Knapweeds and Common Vetch now dominate so we need to cut earlier to encourage more diversity. So even though there are still lots of beautiful flowers we have to cut the meadow now to ensure we maintain a continuity of flowering plants, for the benefit of pollinators, from early to late in the season. We’ll also give it a selective cut early in the season next year to prevent the Vetch and Common Knapweed from out-completing some of the shorter species.
See previous years, along with why and how the meadow was created here ….