Top Orchard Hay Cut

Wednesday, August 29th 2018

Summer time cutting of our Mini Meadows is well under way at this point; today we have been cutting the Top Orchard, avoiding the many flowering plants and Orchids that are still yet to seed.

I've been helped by Ken and Linda today who have taken time out from Mothing and cutting back vegetation in order to help me rake up the cuttings from the Orchard. This acts to ensure that we reduce the fertility of the soil over time, which in turn reduces the more competitive grass species.

Despite all of the hard work there is still some raking left to do tomorrow, and further cutting do carry out on theTop Orchard after the wildflowers have gone to seed.


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