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Rare orchids being mowed too early

Reported via desktop in the Parks/landscapes category by Paul Young at 18:59, Tuesday 22 June 2021

Sent to Peterborough City Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 2811383.

This grass verge has a rare colony of Bee Orchids which you have allowed to grow un-mowed to date (thank you) but this week the verge has been scalped. These orchids are not only still in flower but they need around 8 weeks after flowering to set seed and to strengthen for next season.

The verge has very low growth anyway and poses no problem if left alone so can I please beg you to leave this verge unmowed through to late Summer ...... preferably September at the earliest ?

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