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herbal lawns

I have been planning a herbal lawn to replace the traditional grass lawn on my lotty.

I recently saw a television article about a new project down London way, Islington or some place like that. It showed a beautiful patch of lawn/garden that had a stunning display of herbs, flowers and grasses. I knew I HAD to have this project ! So, I am planning for next year, to establish a radical change in growing some open sited plants. I intend to put golden marjoram in patches, thyme to complement the green and yellows, camomile mxed with colver and other lucerne based colvers, pennyroyal and oregano, plus any other suitable plant that will be providing both ground cover and wildlife areas.

I shall be sending in reports of the progress as it happens, with photographs . Is there anybody else out there who has the same idea ?




  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,881


    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • Peat BPeat B Posts: 441

    Fine. Thanks for that !! I shall mull over, cogitate and consider that 'bump', but any thoughts of an organic bowling green will not be included!   unless one bowls white heart cabbages !

  • Peat BPeat B Posts: 441

    Hi.  If 'bump' has a modenistic meaning on the ethereal net, then I am completely at a loss as to what it means. I am steam driven, and to me, the 'bump' means that the way I was going for the herbal lawn, implying simply that it won't be a smooth finish . But, I don't WANT a smooth finish !  Bumpy threads are what my gardening jumper is made from !

  • reb4reb4 Posts: 54

    It sounds lovely, I am thinking about not a lawn but a seat and bought two lots of camomile and the best for spreading, in my very technical experiment is Chamaemelum nobile Flore Pleno.

    I also do not know what bump means, so thanks Sara for asking.

  • I think Dove has fallen over or dropped her laptop image. Anyway I'm glad you've started this thread. I've been toying with taking up my flagged patio for some time and was impressed by the no grass lawn that made the news. I'm a passionate gardener but mowing the lawn is akin to ironing in my book. Too many projects this year, but top of my ToDo list next year. Thyme and chamomile will be a start, but will watch your suggestions with interest. 

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,093

    Dove is 'bumping up' some of the threads to push down those kitchen ads.

  • Thanks Nut. I saw those kitchen adverts. How do you "bump" them?

    Sara, good luck with the project, don't forget to post photosimage

  • Speaking of adverts, I wrote a detailed reply to a question yesterday with photos. Went to click on submit, the Bl***y Stihl advert popped up and deleted my reply! I realise GW have to sell advertising but it shouldn't interfere with what this Forum is for. It's there again now!image

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 28,438

    QR just post the word bump - or any word you like (keep it  clean!)- and that thread will come to the top of the page and push the spam ads  down. It was particularly bad the other day- 15or so -  and as Dove is often first on in the morning she does the unpleasant and time consuming job of reporting them. I was on one morning recently and barely a thread on the first page was a gardening one. It's often worse at weekends esp Bank Holidays. If you put a comment on the spam thread it simply keeps it at the top of the page which annoys everyone. image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

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