The meadow has done really well in its first year and many of the plants are still flowering. We had some beautiful blooms in the meadow, the Corncockle (Agrostemma githago), Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus) and Corn Chamomile (Anthemis arvensis) all spring to mind.
The Corn Chamomile is still in bloom, albeit much reduced, but the cutting down of the meadow was long overdue. So, today, I delicately cut round the plants that were still in bloom. I’ll leave the cut stems lying on the ground for a few days and then compost them.
I can’t wait to see what plants have seeded and start growing next year.