|About me:||For 11+yrs I have gardened in NW Kent, beside the Thames. The garden is about 80'x 30' and its evolution from sparsely planted overgrown mess has been mainly sucessful. At least as far as my tree/bush planting goes. Herbascious borders are not so great- almost a sparse mess frankly! Sometimes I'm saddened by this but I've been unwell a long time and can only do what I can do, when I can do it! I have no problem just sitting, watching, day-dreaming with the animals. Fortunately I dont want to 'control' what happens out there.
Actually, that's not entirely true. I would like to improve the lawn area.
I have a bitch, Molly, and until recently for several years, I had been dog-minding 2 of Molly's girl friends. I'm sure you can imagine the eventual state of the lawn!! Patchy to say the least. Inspite of watering/restricting access. (We did try the blocks that go in water bowls for a couple of months but I'm not convinced they made any difference!)One of the girls has now moved on to patures new so I'm pondering about over-sowing with more clover which worked well in one corner. I dont want to dispense with the lawn altogether. Years ago I transplanted some daisies and moss from Mothers garden. Since then I 'rescued' some suitable plants from the building site next door which were destined for landfill. I have enjoyed recreating the chalky grassland, the 'wonderland' of my youth with speedwell's; daisies; buttercups; trefoil; moss; violet; scarlet pimpernel; self-heal; toadflax; thyme... |