Thursday, 10 April 2014
Meadow Prep - (From This To This)
Many hours of digging and tilling and the meadow area is ready. I'm waiting for the bloody bindweed to appear and then spray it off. It's the only way, those roots are everywhere, more so following the rotovating which cuts them into a million pieces all ready to sprout and continue the cycle. Once they're dealt with I'll sow. I'm aiming for about two weeks time, three weeks later than in previous years, which makes sense on many fronts, primarily to give me time to deal with the bindweed, but also to enable the meadow to 'peak' a little later and continue through to October.
I've decided to sow Pictorial Meadows Classic Mix again. It didn't perform as well last year than the previous which I put down almost entirely to oversowing. That's it above in June, poppies are the star of the show.
Later into July and things gradually turn gold.