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The small group of properties where I live is approached down half a mile of private lane. In the past, the management company used to pay someone to strim the verges on both sides of the lane every June - just as the scabious and oxeye daisies were at their peak. In an attempt to save the wildflowers (and all the insects and birds that visit the flowers and eat the seeds) my husband and I have now taken over management of the lane. With the help of some of our neighbours, we now strim ONE side of the lane in July, to increase the visibility in the narrow lane whilst still allowing the bulk of the wildflowers to bloom, and then do a full strim in October/November. The results have been stunning. We have scabious, knapweed, oxeye daisies, wild herbs, red campion, bladder campion, sweet cicely and many others A couple of further shots in the notes.