With the coming of autumn, one of the big events in the Barbican Wildlife Garden is the annual scything of the Meadow.  Afterwards the City of London police horses visited to help break up the ground which will aid with the bedding-in and germination of the newly fallen seeds.    

Wednesday gardening sessions are now suspended due to the new national lockdown.  Work will be restricted to essential tasks only and carried out in accordance with government guidelines.

Above from left: Before scything looking south; before scything looking north; after scything looking east; the view from the podium after scything. 

Above from left: Traditional scythes used to cut the Meadow; afterwards cuttings are raked into "stooks"; Trug and Clyde with the Barbican in the background; breaking up the ground.