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I’m looking out across a patchwork of fields. A rural idyll painted a riot of colour in wildflower.

For the small herd gently grazing it one field at a time it is a smorgasbord of Spring salads. Over time I watch their progress as they steadily crop the cover hiding the red fox as he lurks in the hedgerow ready to swoop on a playful gulp of swallows.

Conversely, in May we leave our lawns decidedly uncut.

No Mow May was launched by nature charity Plantlife back in 2019 when it was discovered that we have lost over 90% of wildflower meadow since the 1930’s - a vital food source needed to encourage and sustain pollinators.

So here in West West Wales we let nature take a firm hold. Mallows and clovers spring up, encouraging a hive of activity: hoverflies, bees and butterflies. Incessant birdsong. A haven for biodiversity.

In our garden new fragrant notes are built with evening primrose, meadowsweet, chamomile, wild thyme. Unexpected accords complementing traditional garden rose, lily, lilac.

Beautiful. Sustainable.

Wildflowers - the cycle of life.

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