Posted: 03/04/2013 at 17:16
Work out when you want to mow your meadow. How is that going to work when the bulbs come up? If you do not let them die back naturally they will not last more than a few years.
The correct time for mowing a wild plant meadow is some time after July, not Spring, when the flowers have mostly set seed. You must then remove the cut grass to avoid fertilizing the meadow.
Cyclamens will become over-whelmed by grass. And you will chop up the corms when you mow. But they do fine under established trees where the grass is very sparse.
Most bulbs will do well in a bed where you will not have to disturb them with cultivations like mowing.