Meadow ready for seeding
Gwenr Posts: 150
Well we started digging the garden last Thursday, had to visit the hospital Friday and of course it rained all Saturday and Sunday. But today we've been able to get back to digging and got on so well that it took us half the time it did no Thursday. This afternoon we decided the privit at the back had to come out, it's had some sort of bug infestation for the past three years that just chewed on the leaves and even though I tried to treat it, the bug has come back every year, plus it's going to be a lot easier when we cut the meadow in the Autumn. Tomorrow, fingers crossed it's a good dry day I will rake and on Saturday or Sunday I will seed as the ground is drying out very quickly, unless we decide to give it a quick dig over again. The area is 40 square meters, but we are putting in some new paving slabs 2'x2' to replace the smaller ones that have seen better days. All the neighbours are looking forward to seeing the end result in the spring, so are we.
Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.
Honey fungus is also seems to be a common problem with privet nowadays, so it might be that.
I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
I really appreciate your help and advice and about the June-July seeding, would you chose a different mix, I don't want to clutter. I'm also aware we are a very dry area and have some very hot periods, the scabious, cornflowers, Russian sage did very well and kept the wildlife happy, have you any suggestions what I could add to make sure there is a plentiful supply for the wildlife and to prevent it from looking, as you describe, scraggy and messy?