Now the danger here, is that the grasses get too strong and overwhelm the flowers, and so, to control the grass and give the flowering plants a sporting chance, I used my lawnmower to cut the whole lot short. Really short.
|New wild flower plants appearing where once there were bald patches|
Do you know what? After the rain, the wild flower plants have come back stronger than ever while the grasses are still looking a bit reticent and even better than that, in the baldy bits, there are lots of tiny seedlings starting to germinate.
I feel better now. Thinking about it, extreme mowing has had the same effect as grazing animals in a traditional meadow would have.......grazing cuts the grass really short and stomping about with hooves creates baldy bits for new plants to germinate in.
|Frog in MeadowMat aka Maxine's Toad in the Hole|