No. 32: Cut meadows

The meadow gardener is no longer a local curiosity. The hour of hard work is at hand for the owner of the spring meadow, as the flowers have, by now, ripened seed. If the skills are available, cut it with a scythe. Otherwise, a range of options present themselves, such as the disc mower, the wheeled scythe and the cord trimmer, depending on the scale of the operation. Don’t chop it up, but cut it all off cleanly at the base, then let it lie for a few days to allow the insect life to return to the earth.

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