Scything the drive 30 Days Wild No. 7

June is when we have to start cutting back some of the verges, and yesterday’s gales have hastened that need: the long grass gets a bit flattened. So it’s time for the annual scything haircut along the drive. Thanks this time not only to our 2 lovely engineering student volunteers but also to guests Hamish and Colin, who lent a hand!

We do strim, when we have to, but scything is so much nicer – it’s quieter and there’s time to talk, and time to spot wildlife and save the flowers you want to keep. It’s definitely a change to get a bit closer to nature – what #30dayswild is all about. It is a bit slower though. We’ve done about half of the drive so we’ll probably come back to the other half in a day or two.