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A mown path through long grass


A mown path through long grass

I love this effect . . . wanted to do it for years, and OH has finally agreed :))



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Oh, wonderful! I'd love a lawn big enough to do this. Well done on your perseverance Sheila :)

9 Jun, 2014

 

Love the idea Sheila.

9 Jun, 2014

 

I might try this next year, once the creeping buttercup is a bit less.

9 Jun, 2014

 

That looks really lovely! It adds an extra dimension to the layout - and you can keep the daisies :-) !

9 Jun, 2014

 

Thank you Angie, Klahanie, Karen and Susanne . . . it makes me smile every day!

10 Jun, 2014

 

I love this effect too and yours looks really nice.
I create one past the bee hives, mainly coz I don't want to mow too close to them after one of them stung me on my lip!

12 Jun, 2014

 

Very understandable, Chris! Thank you:)

12 Jun, 2014

amy
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I love that look to , Ouch Chris that sounds very painful !

13 Jun, 2014

 

:)) Amy!

13 Jun, 2014

 

I just love this look.

I have kept my front garden "meadows" in the place of any other inspiration overtaking me. I have slightly widened the mown border, and think it is quite acceptable. In the Autumn, after mowing it all down I am going to plant many (and I mean MANY) crocuses on one of the "lawns" because I know they will be dying down before the grass etc starts to grow. No-one (ie my neighbours)* has even commented and OH loves it, so watch this space!

*Thank goodness for solid red brick boundaries!

13 Jun, 2014

 

Can I see a wild flower meadow happening here? Less work and great for the wildlife.

19 Jun, 2014

 

Absolutely Lindak. If I had 'panned' to the left, you could have seen my real 'wildlife meadow', but there is a pic on page 4 of my photos, if you'd like a peek!

19 Jun, 2014

 

I love my "meadows". I remember reading that Miriam Rothschild maintained it took 20 years to establish a wild meadow, and Prince Charles said he could do it in 10. I understand all that - I have transplanted and sown several suitable species, but the grass takes over. I believe that yellow rattle is a good thing to plant because it weakens the grass. I haven't tried it yet. (I have to admit to rather enjoying the waving grasses - who knew how many species there are in the average lawn?!)

19 Jun, 2014

 

Yes Mel, I was also told about Yellow rattle, and in fact an ex-member of GoY (Pimpernel) sent me some seeds a year or two ago. But what I didn't know was that they needs a spell in the fridge before sowing . . . so it hasn't grown! But - like you - I love the long grasses :)

20 Jun, 2014

 

My Mum occasionally ask innocently (she thinks...!) about "the grass at the front" . Sorry, Mum - I like it! And OH , who generally notices absolutely nothing about the garden, likes it as well. It's true - it is mostly grass at this time of year, but it is really lovely! And it is very neatly mown around the edges!

20 Jun, 2014

 

The councils could do the same in making wild flower patches, as long as they only mowed along the edges.

21 Jun, 2014

 

I mow along the edges because otherwise, it looks as if I'm not bothering!

21 Jun, 2014



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