Monday, 18 May 2009

Hardly a Cut Above!

The council grass cutting of grassed areas seems a bit draconian and ill-timed. Most of the flowers (they left one solitary Southern marsh orchid in the illustrated location having 'chewed up' several others) are mowed or strimmed before they can come into seed or, in some cases, have emerged from their bud. I appreciate that it is more work but a more sensitive approach would be better for our environment.

2 comments:

Katherine said...

Oh what a pity. The blush of the tender maple keys... lovely!

Paul Brain said...

It's a bit like a desert! I must admit to feeling positively disappointed when something on the verge of opening disappears (even if it's common like Common knapweed).

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