This is the ongoing record of how we are trying to develope our garden at Trostrie Cottage. Back in May I recorded how we were trying to develope a wildflower garden, which you can read here
Well 6 months on we have to admit that it has been a failure.
Sadly all that has grown is weeds and grass
Even where we transplanted actual plants from areas that did have wild flowers they subsequently died
All it did was look a mess, so the hard decision was made.
Admit failure and cut the grass. All that has grown besides the grass is nettles, vast amounts of them.
On doing research I think the problem is that the ground is too fertile and the existing grass is too well established. Oh well who knows maybe after a few years of cutting we will have another go and see what happens then.
Unless one is building a show garden then gardening is for the long term, and not just the next couple of weeks.
This is my ad hoc update and diary describing how I am developing our garden at Trostrie Cottage in Galloway. You can see the garden for yourself if you book a self catering holiday @The Shieling which is attached to Trostrie Cottage http://www.trostriecottage.co.uk/ in the South West of Scotland.
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