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How to maintain a mini-meadow

Maintain a mini-meadow full of long grass, wildflowers and spring bulbs, with the help of Monty Don's practical guide.

Watch Monty’s video guide to maintaining a mini-meadow, in which he explains how to show off spring bulbs and wildflowers to best effect.

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Kate Bradbury says

Mini-meadows and grassy strips make the perfect habitat for hedgehogs, small mammals such as voles, amphibians and insects such as beetles. Before mowing or strimming your meadow, check the area thoroughly for sheltering wildlife, and move it to safety

Kate Bradbury