Autumn work in the Garden has begun early this year, with the annual scything of the meadow moved forward from October following the long spell of dry, hot weather over the summer.  Stacks will be left to drop the last of their seed before being recycled into compost for use elsewhere in the garden.   

From left to right: The meadow is cut using traditional scythes; volunteers clean and maintain the blades; the Meadow Orchard after cutting; stacks will now be left to drop their seeds before being added to the garden's compost bins.