What’s New

Monty Don on Scythes

Continue reading… / Posted on 20 October 2017,
Category: News


Cricklade revisited

We are very pleased to announce the return of one of our most celebrated mixtures: Cricklade North Meadow mixture.

Continue reading… / Posted on 10 October 2017,
Category: News


When is the latest time to sow seeds in spring?

We are often asked to advise on the best time to sow wild flower seed, and what is the latest time in spring you can sow and still expect results?

Continue reading… / Posted on 12 April 2017,
Category: News


Yellow Rattle Springwatch 2017

Yellow rattle germination in meadows "on time" this Spring.

Continue reading… / Posted on 09 March 2017,
Category: News


WILD FLOWER AND GRASSLAND TRAINING EVENTS 2017

Continue reading… / Posted on 08 February 2017,
Category: Events


SCYTHE TRAINING EVENTS AND COURSES 2017

Continue reading… / Posted on 01 February 2017,
Category: Events


The ancient art of rake making

Continue reading… / Posted on 14 November 2016,
Category: News


Yellow rattle spring watch 2016

Spring in our open meadows, as marked by the germination of yellow rattle seed, was confirmed on Good Friday March 25th; almost three weeks later than usual.

Continue reading… / Posted on 25 March 2016,
Category: News


Richard’s scythe workshop

Continue reading… / Posted on 07 March 2016,
Category: News


Wild flower and grassland training events 2016

Continue reading… / Posted on 11 February 2016,
Category: Events


RSPB Nature's Home magazine feature

Continue reading… / Posted on 29 January 2016,
Category: News


SCYTHE TRAINING EVENTS AND COURSES 2016

Continue reading… / Posted on 25 January 2016,
Category: Events


Autumn Sowing Deadlines 2015

Continue reading… / Posted on 06 October 2015,
Category: Advice


Scythe training events and courses 2015

With the right training in scythe use and sharpening a good scythe is a surprisingly economical and efficient tool for mowing small to modest areas of grassland. Here are some courses and events which can help equip you with the skill you need.

Continue reading… / Posted on 16 April 2015,
Category: Events


Spring sowing: timing and deadlines

We are often asked to advise on the best time to sow wild flower seed, and what is the latest time in spring you can sow and still expect results?

Continue reading… / Posted on 10 April 2015,
Category: Advice


YELLOW RATTLE SPRINGWATCH 2015

Continue reading… / Posted on 09 March 2015,
Category: News


Wild flower and grassland management training events 2015

Emorsgate are participating in a number of training events again this summer. If you have created a meadow, or planning on sowing one but are not sure how to manage it these courses and events could offer you the knowledge you need for success.

Continue reading… / Posted on 11 February 2015,
Category: Events


50 yellow rattle sowing days left until Christmas!

Continue reading… / Posted on 03 November 2014,
Category: Advice


Haytime

Each year brings a different series of challenges to hay making. The main challenge is often when to time the hay cutting to get the best from wild flower meadows. After a mild winter and damp spring here our meadows are quite advanced and lush, urging us to get on and 'make hay whilst the sun shines'. Parts of our meadows are however still full of flowers and buzzing with insects. Our answer to this perennial dilemma is not to rush in and cut the whole meadow, but to start mowing in bite sized sections. We have now started mowing the most advanced areas a bit earlier than usual, and will cut in sections until we complete all hay making by the end of August.

Continue reading… / Posted on 08 July 2014,
Category: Advice


Spring mowing reduces grass vigour

Continue reading… / Posted on 09 April 2014,
Category: Advice


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