I’m following the instructions of the ever helpful Gavin and am going to attempt, as someone requested to put photos for the first time into the blog! Quite a breakthrough for me..I guess I won’t stop now! If this works I can do some of my spinach cos some of the leaves are yellow and there are holes in them so somethings up. And the shallots don’t look great either.
ANYWAY meadow shots first and those who were suggesting I leave my nettles and thistles alone will see the problem for themselves. I think I am going to have them strimmed and then cover with black plastic for a year or so. Then sow new grass.
So here goes..first a shot of GOOD meadow
NOW wretched thistles
and nettles (and you can see where we put cut grass on top to see if it would work as a mulch but I dunno..it just looks mucky and where we tried it before yucky scutch type grass grew up through it.
HOWEVER, not to end on a bad note, here’s a poor shot (just snapped while I did the meadow) of the kitchen garden. You can see the fruit bushes, the new apple trees and two raised beds. I’ll do better shots another day.
So, it’s a work in progress. I’m looking forward to sorting it all out. But, the more work you put in, the less likely you are to sell! Is this my house for the rest of my life??????