Yellow Rattle seeds
ChrisWM Posts: 214
I've been planting wildflower plugs (successfully) and seeds (unsuccessfully) over the last few years, in our medium-sized garden. Established lawn grass is in constant need of trimming back, and I plan to sow Yellow Rattle seeds more in hope than expectation and next year, plugs. I occurred to me though, that it would be parasitic to my existing wildflowers as well as the grass. Any experience would be welcome. Thanks in advance.
If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. Cicero
We have yellow rattle in our “meadow”. The grass had been a ragged lawn. It then turned into a waist high matted mess. One year on after the yellow rattle arrived it was thigh high. The next year calf high. Now it’s a bit less than that.
No effect on the wild flowers at all. Well, unless you count the fact that they no longer have any competition. So now instead of tall unruly grass we have drifts of out of control unbelliferae with tap roots that go down to hell.
I don’t know which was worse.
If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.