Avondale in the late summer sun.

I was back in Avondale Park last week to meet up with a production crew working for the BBC on a little snippet they wanted to film on grass-free lawns for the forthcoming Great British Garden Revival.

The lawn was a weeny bit weedy with plants from the previous meadow scattered all about. There have been some comings and goings of staff in the park and it seems continuity has been hard to maintain. Once I got started weeding I just couldn’t stop, and 40 mins later when the film crew arrived I had muddy knees and dirty hands. Oh dear.

It is now four months since planting and see how it looks;

Avondale Park lawn at the end of month four.

Avondale Park lawn at the end of month four.

 

I’m pleased to see that the blending of species has occurred as planned.

Blending nicely

Blending nicely

 

A little closer look shows just how well the blend is knitting together.

Knitting together very well

Knitting together very well

There are still a few flowers.

Bedecked with late Viola Hederacea and looking rather tasteful

Bedecked with late Viola Hederacea and looking rather tasteful

All in all Avondale is coming along nicely. There are a few bare patches where a plant didn’t like it or wasn’t well developed enough when it was planted out, but even they are showing signs of daisy seedlings and immigration from the neighbouring plants.

It still needs a mower to visit soon, possibly for the final time this year. With only a total of three mowings required this year, the CO2 demons must be mightily unhappy.