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Wildflower Meadow

Paul Fitters lecturer in the Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture, National Botanic Gardens takes us on a walk through his wildflower meadow at two different stages in May and June 2020.

The meadow has been 15 years’ in the making and is improving year on year.

Each year the grass in the meadow is cut once around September and removed. As a result the soil gets more nutrient poor each year, but progressively more wildflower rich! And with that comes an abundance of insects, so great for biodiversity.