Posted: 30/10/2013 at 09:45
Down here we complain every year that the councils ARE cutting the verges. If only they could be left until the wild flower seeds were mature. Bluebells, primrose, orchids, foxgloves and many, many more flowers, all disposed of. It is so lovely to see the goldfinches feeding on the banks one day, and then sad when they're all gone the next after the tractor has passed.
Thankfully this year some councils are reducing the verge-cutting budgets. Hurray! Only one cut instead of two.
The semi-sadness we also have is that the hedges have all been trimmed recently. It looks so neat, but goodbye to all the berries for the birds. Thankfully the trees along the trunk roads are laden with berries. Thoughtful planting.