Lizzie - there are some upsides of gardening with deer!
We have a patch of ground next to our house - I have always referred to it (somewhat pretentiously) as the meadow, when in reality it looks like a patch of waste ground. However, I have persevered ( for 7 years), and gradually it is becoming more like the meadow I was hoping for. Yesterday I sat there with a cuppa and the noise coming from it was incredible - chirruping and buzzing - and there were butterflies and insects galore. Ok, so not a carpet of wild flowers, but a haven for insects just the same. You just have to learn to love grass - and carry on introducing yellow rattle.