By September, most meadow wildflowers have set seed and are starting to flop and look tatty. So now is the time to carry out the annual mow. In this short video clip from Gardeners’ World, Monty Don shows you his thriving one-year-old wildflower meadow, and demonstrates how to shear it and mow it, then compost the clippings.
More meadow content:
In need of a new mower? We’ve tried and tested the best cordless lawn mowers and have a range of in-depth, individual lawn mower reviews to help you select the best model for you, as well as the best garden shears if you’d prefer to cut your meadow by hand.