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wild flowers from seed

Posted: 08/01/2014 at 17:04

Mow it all rubber, and remove the mowings. Some things will do well, there are some there that won't but that's always the case. Give it a bit of a rake here and there so you can see soil and sow not too thickly. Don't mow it again til the plant has set seed. After that it looks after itself. You have some plants there that will never grow in grass, I'd leave them to live or die as they see fit. Meadows are a complex entities. Not all the same. You can mow up til hay time them leave it for late flowerers, that won't work where you've sown the YR. Or you can leave it through spring and early summer and mow late summer, that works with spring bulbs, early flowerers and rattle.

It takes a long time to get a balance and see what works with your soil and your plants. 

You know you are getting old when...

Posted: 08/01/2014 at 14:42

I don't watch much, well, hardly anything. I haven't seen sherlock. Maybe I should give it a try

You know you are getting old when...

Posted: 08/01/2014 at 14:35

That's not because you're old artjak. It's because TV is boring

Question about Cotinus coggygria regarding pruning

Posted: 08/01/2014 at 14:23

I know some people cut them back every year or every few years. I'd just like one to grow enough to be cut.

I've just got my third. If that dies there won't be any more

Paul, cutting back hard produces bigger leaves and no flowers, It depends what you want. When you get conflicting advice like that it often means that both will work OK


Posted: 08/01/2014 at 14:13

No they're not Greg. That's a bit weird

see how that one goes. 

are you looking for how to grow them or where to buy one

Removing tree stumps and roots

Posted: 08/01/2014 at 14:10

You can drill holes and inject a stump killer but the stump will still be there

Poppy Fields

Posted: 08/01/2014 at 14:08

Dog daisies go well with poppies

When to plant Deutzia

Posted: 08/01/2014 at 10:24

you can plant it any time now if you're not waterlogged there.

Don't plant in frozen ground either but that's not a problem yet this winter

wild flowers from seed

Posted: 08/01/2014 at 08:56

Rubber, what you need is a good big packet of Yellow Rattle. I usually sow it in autumn but it would be worth trying now, we're bound to get some cold weather before spring. It's semi-parasitic on grass and really cuts the grass back. 

What have you planted in the grass? I cut my meadow completely at the end of summer, I don't strim round the flowers.

I doesn't come quickly, mine can still look an unimpressive mess on a bad year.

I like the radiating paths idea


Posted: 07/01/2014 at 20:26

Nice KEF, I love them

Bob I think my red delavayi has flowered less since shade completely overtook it but they don't mind some and flowers last in better colour for longer in shade. An enormous Portugal laurel is going to get a haircut I reckon, let a bit of light back in.

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