With no garden visitors allowed and all open days and visiting groups cancelled, we are going a tad radical this year! Our little orchard has been 'Toro Grazed' - a FIRST in PTC history! Normally we leave the grass to grow long and then cut it for hay. This year and, having let the cowslips set seed, Chris mowed it at a height of 4". We plan to do this every 5 - 6 weeks.
Advantages? No yellow areas, no flattened long grass by thundery/heavy rain, prevention of Aspen suckers from establishing (even though the trees were all removed last autumn there are dozens popping up), retaining an interesting effect as it will still be much longer than the shorter mowed paths bisecting it.
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