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17/09/2013 at 14:57

Has anyone tried/succeeded in growing a chamomile/thyme/similar type lawn?

Any tips?

17/09/2013 at 15:02

I tried but it failed,I think my clay soil did not help and i also tried to make chamomile seat but that didt work either.

17/09/2013 at 15:07

Take a look at She has made a video showing how it's done.

It looks like one big headache to me.

17/09/2013 at 15:12

There's not much other than grass that you can walk/play/sit on and still have a lawn.

Perhaps these other plantings shouldn't be called lawns. 

17/09/2013 at 15:38

Does anyone grow the 'micro clover', it was the new big thing a few years ago, don't hear anything about it anymore.

17/09/2013 at 16:37

is that the one that got tinier and tinier until nobody could see it?

17/09/2013 at 17:50

Peat Ballan posted a thread called herbal lawns, he was starting a project the same as yours, you could have a look at that or message him to see how he got on.

17/09/2013 at 18:13
waterbutts wrote (see)

is that the one that got tinier and tinier until nobody could see it?


I think so, I came in late and missed it altogether

18/09/2013 at 21:38

On a previous thread about herb lawns here, somebody sent me a link to a TV article - the first grass free park has opened in London.  If I've done it correctly, you should be able to watch it here ...

18/09/2013 at 21:45

That's beautiful Sara, a work of art. Not what I'd call a lawn though. 

SilverFairy has never come back on this one.Don't know if she wants something lovely like this or something she can walk on.

18/09/2013 at 21:49

You just need to remember that you must press Enter when pasting links, Sara

18/09/2013 at 21:52

It makes it easier but if you highlight and alternate click you get 'go to http.....'

18/09/2013 at 21:59

Depends on device & browser, nut.  Pressing enter makes them active in anything.

18/09/2013 at 22:02

I'm pretty ignorant on all this stuff Bob, I just fiddle around til something works for me. I was going to copy and paste when the other solution came up

18/09/2013 at 22:53

I think you gave me the link in the first place Bob - I just cut and pasted.  A very helpful tip though I shall try and remember to press enter in future!

19/09/2013 at 10:40

Maybe I will try growing it between paving stones first! and we have a bench over some sleepers that have started to rot so lots of gaps I can put earth into. Would this be successful?

Thanks for all the answers folks

19/09/2013 at 18:00

that sounds good SF

19/09/2013 at 18:10

If I do that would you suggest seeds or plugs?


19/09/2013 at 18:49

Sounds a very good idea, which plants were you going for, was it camomile or a variety of different ones?  

19/09/2013 at 18:58

Vis the holes in the sleepers, I find the little sedums work really easily if you aren't going to be walking all over them.

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