The fritillaries have finished flowering for this year. The hay crop will soon grow and will be full of wild flowers. Conditions on the meadow are now quite wet and muddy after the recent rain. River levels have also risen in recent days.
We are running a Practical Scything and Meadow Management Course on Saturday 10th July 2021. The course will be on North Meadow and will be run by Richard Brown, Chairman of the Scything Association of Britain and Ireland.
This is a unique opportunity to learn to scythe on one of the UK’s best lowland hay meadows and is suitable for anyone wishing to keep their garden or wildflower area in check through to those managing a larger area of meadow for conservation.
Learn how to use, sharpen and maintain a scythe. Find out about timing the hay cut and making hay. There will be plenty of mowing practice to develop your technique under instruction.
If you are interested in this course we have a few places left and you can find out more here.