I treat the lawn in two ways. The first part and most public I mow regularly but on a fairly high setting to there is depth to the sward that allows variety of species to flourish. The other is in its 2nd year on "No Mow May" and is looking promising, with several species progressing including Yellow Rattle and Cowslips. Lots of insects. When I finally strim this I will remove the "Hay" after seed has dropped and leave the aftermath a manageable length for future mowing.
Off to Wednesday exercise class now....
Sounds like a good plan Roger- and this May the growing was optimal locally.
Garden looks, smells and sounds great right now and I've just harvested the first crop of broad beans, garlic and (admittedly smallish) early potatoes for a tapas dish for tomorrow.
Happy we have water measurers in the north pond again.
You will already know of course about yellow rattle's unique 'relationship' with grass: can be useful, depending on plans!
Bertie, Itchen Valley.
Definition of disappointment: brown birch bolete