Cowslips were one of the first flowers to colonise this area of grass after it started being managed as a meadow

Cowslips were one of the first flowers to colonise this area of grass after it started being managed as a meadow

It may take several years of careful management but eventually you can expect a rich variety of summer flowers

It may take several years of careful management but eventually you can expect a rich variety of summer flowers

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We normally mow meadow areas in August or early September, giving the meadow flowers plenty of opportunity to spread their seed.

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The mowings are then raked into piles and taken away. Removing the cut material is essential in order to avoid returning nutrients to the soil.

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Our mower makes light work even of very long grass - but you do end up with a large pile!