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Bottom Orchard Hay Cut

Monday, August 27th 2018

It's been a busy Bank Holiday Monday at Foxglove despite the changeable weather.

The Reserve Staff have been working on tidying up and cutting the bottom orchard.

Over the coming weeks we will be carrying out the main summer cut on all of our mini meadows, which will serve to remove the bulk of the material whilst favouring summer flowers such as knapweed, devil's bit scabious and lady's bedstraw.

You may have noticed from the after cut picture above that we have left some areas longer than others; these are areas rich in wildflowers that are yet to seed, such as fleabane, selfheal and ribwort plantain.


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