I took part in Plantlife’s No Mow May and Let it Bloom June. I’ve still not cut the grass in my garden yet – I am waiting until September. Before I moved here the grass was cut every week for years, and no orchids were seen in the garden. I was over the moon when I spotted a single Common Spotted Orchid (Dactylorhiza fuchsii) in amongst the grasses. My Common Spotted Orchid is now developing seed pods. I hope these seeds will germinate and produce plants that will bloom in three or four years’ time.

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