Horticultural aide memoire No. 35: Mow meadows
The wildflower meadow in your garden will have completed its annual cycle by now and be ready to mow. Wait for a suitable dry sunny spell, then move in. If you’re skilled with the scythe, your moment has come. If not, a strimmer will do an adequate job or a disc mower on a larger scale. Cut the sward at the base so that the whole lot falls cleanly in one go. Leave the result for a few days to allow seeds to fall to the soil and fauna to return to safety. Then, rake it all off.