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Nearly time for haymaking!


I thought that I’d show a few pics, as an update of leaving areas of my front grassed area to grow wild.
I think that it has been a success – comments welcome!

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It does add interest to the lawned area, and it'll encourage wildlife too! Not sure I could do it, I'd be worried about all that grass seeding itself over my borders!

23 Jul, 2013


The wildlife will love it!

23 Jul, 2013


I'd love to hear some of the comments from the people going past, its a fact your areas will be home to millions of little creatures and I cannot see any clover or daisies in your pics and I have both this year, I did have lots of dandelions in the spring but have managed to clear most of those....

23 Jul, 2013


There are daisies but the clover has "gone over."
There is a vast amount of Prunella vulgaris - in fact it has taken over - I am beginning to take on the adage of; "if you can't beat it, join it!"
I'm just going to let nature do its stuff. After all weeds are"just plants in the wrong place."
In the evening it is full of small moths and insects - exactly what I wanted to achieve.

23 Jul, 2013


I was just telling Shirley about all the clover that has made an appearance in my lawns this year, first time in donkeys years, I think perhaps its because of my birdfeeders, haven't got the heart to treat it as the bees have been making a comeback which is what we need, I even saw a pretty butterfly amongst the flowers today as well as the usual cabbage whites, no ladybirds though and so far no dragonflies over the ponds but living in hope as its a bit early for them in my garden as of yet, mind you if I spot any of those huge hornet things I'll be hotfooting it indoors as they frighten me to death, lol....

23 Jul, 2013


I must say I like it ..

23 Jul, 2013


Your garden looks nice with the grass like that. I love grass when it's gone to seed and looks all feathery. When I was little I always used to take a bunch of it to my auntie and she used to put them in a jar of water ... lol :o)

24 Jul, 2013


Ah, how sweet!

24 Jul, 2013


Its such an unusual idea - never seen it done like that before and it does look attractive. Nice to see corncockle in the other border too, never seen it in anybody else's garden. (Seeds anyone, speak now and I'll save you some when it ripens)What well behaved grass though, all the same sort and height! Wouldn't happen on our lawn.

28 Jul, 2013


Looks very attractive to me. Adding another dimension to the flower bed.

4 Aug, 2013


Thank you all for the appreciative comments.

Haymaking has now been completed and i have three crescent shaped scruffy patches but, thanks to the recent heavy rain, I don't think that they'll be like that for long!
It was a spur of the moment idea to leave small areas to grow wild and I think that it has been worthwhile.
There is a certain softness about waving grass, and the wild life has benefited to a small degree.

Methinks I'll do something similar next year!

5 Aug, 2013

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