It is the time of year for cutting the summer’s growth on the wildflower areas and raking up the cut material to remove the thatch and clear the ground for the perennials to flourish over the winter and flower again next year. After Alan did the strimming we were lucky to have Jeff and his wife clear the bank opposite their house. This left us to clear the upper section and the Triangle. With a total of 9 volunteers today it was all done quickly, leaving enough time to tidy up the plants encroaching on the edge of the pavement.
Seed heads collected from Wild Carrot and Teasel cut from the Triangle were then scattered below the bank in the new wildflower area. They should flower in 2 years time.
Thanks to all who came along and made it such a fruitful and enjoyable afternoon.