Friday, 10 August 2012
Whether standing loftily out in the grassland or skulking on the woodland fringe, the hogweed is now at its most impressive. We have rather too much of it at Filnore now. We are trying to manage the grassland to get a greater variety of wild flowers.
This is why we are having the mowers in in the next few weeks, weather permitting. By cutting the grass and removing it, we hope to lower the fertility which will favour the smaller plants and restrict the growth of the more vigorous Hogweed, Hemlock, Creeping Thistle, Stinging Nettle and the more robust grasses.