Blue Cranesbills and creamy Meadowsweet take the place of the earlier flowers in the meadow, along with white stands of Great Northern Bellflower.
In later summer the large meadow areas have to be left before scything. The seeds we want to self-sow need to ripen and fall, and the seeds we don’t want to spread (such as hogweed, nettle, dock) have to be weeded out before the meadow is cut. This is the time when the beauty of the wild garden is not so obvious – it can look like just rough brown grass to the uninitiated. (Great Dixter has a similar situation and had to produce a leaflet called ‘Why our meadows are brown’)
There is still much wildlife to be seen as ever, and delights to be found.