Author Topic: Scythe garden  (Read 602 times)


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Scythe garden
« on: July 29, 2015, 10:18:52 am »
I have a fair amount of old rough lawn that I let grow last year and scythed off in September. This year I've done almost nothing to it and have an interesting mix of eared grasses, sorrel, and some wild flowers.  I quite like the effect, but what can I do to increase the variety next year and add more colour, without increasing the workload too much.  Whenever the weather is good for gardening, I'd much rather be on the bike!
Jennifer - walker of hills

Aunt Maud

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Re: Scythe garden
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2015, 02:46:39 pm »
If you plant Yellow Rattle, which is a wildflower that is a parasite of grass, your grass yield will diminish greatly. Then once that's done its thing, get some plug plants from British Wild Flower Plants and Hey presto!