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  • FireFire LondonPosts: 13,947
    edited November 2021
    I have grown an unintentional forgetmenot lawn. With the wet year every fgmn seed seemed to germinate. It should look pretty crazy in May. Emerging mason bees should be happy. 🐝
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,568
    Our "lawn" is full of flowering cyclamen and daisies at the mo.  It's very pretty.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • My "lawn" consists of daisies, buttercup, dandelion, clover, plantain, celandine, forgetmenot, 1 or 2 others ( and some grass too of course ;)
    Suits us and our wildlife..



  • Our "lawn" has been a wildflower one for many many years.
    It has clover, plantains, bugle, daisy, buttercups, birds foot trefoil,  to name just a few.
    We are happy with it as it does bring in insects and birds
    but we are aware that some will look at our "lawn" and think what a mess.
    However we know that we are doing the right thing and also the cutting of the "lawn" is very very rare.
    We love the bees that we see in the ground and on it.
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,568
    Ours has all sorts too but the only things flowering now are the daisies and cyclamens.

    We have a large space in the middle of our plot and by the pond that just has a couple of paths mown through it.  It's full or wild achillea, malva, assorted daisies with white and yellow flowers, just one wild orchid spotted so far and lots of plantain, clovers and sea holly.   Just buzzes with insects all summer.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Some of mine is left as meadow, some is mown  every few weeks for those plants that like a shorter turf and a  couple of small bits get mown more often, depending on growth rates. I mow round anything pretty that is in flower!
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