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cinnabar moth caterpillars on ragwort
Cinnabar Moth caterpillars on ragwort

What’s that plant in my meadow? When should I cut if I want to help butterflies? How can I manage my bracken problem? Has anyone got any yellow rattle seed?

If you have a question, you can ask another 250+ fellow meadow makers on the meadows email exchange for their help and advice. The Groups.io email group was set up simply as a way to communicate with other people of the same interest. Members can post questions and receive answers from other members of the group. Some are people who already have an established wildflower meadow, whilst others have a field they wish to convert. Yet others are people with a patch of lawn in the garden they manage as a mini-meadow.

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You can also ask questions on the Moor Meadows Facebook group.

More Meadow Creation and Management help and information


Beginners’ Guide

Answers to frequently asked questions from people starting out

Meadow grasses

How to Create a New Meadow

You’ve a rye grass pasture and you’d like more wildflowers? Or you’re interested in creating species rich grassland on ex arable land?

How to Restore a Meadow

Meadow expert Sue Everett tells you how to restore a pasture back to a species-rich meadow

A buttercup lawn

How to Create a Meadow in Your Garden

A simple guide to turning your lawn into a wildlife-friendly garden meadow

Wild Carrot, Daisies and Vetches

Types of Meadow

A guide to some of the different kinds of meadow you can find on Dartmoor