Having been busy for the last couple of weeks elsewhere, the trial lawn has grown. A bit too much by the looks of it. It looks quite stunning but is rapidly becoming a meadow, not lawn.
Here is an example of what it should not look like.
A mowing before Chelsea was really what I should have done. The yarrow has taken advantage. Another consequence is there are more large stems left behind after cutting and they don’t look that good. Slender stems are less offensive to the eye.
Here is the hard part:
Talking of Chelsea chops, the Chelsea exhibit was becoming quite leggy and light starved from being in the Grand Marqee for the week. Many fine folk doubted that the blade would ever be applied to the show lawns, but, it’s got to be done. See above for what could happen if I don’t!
Devastation, or so it seems. Now, for a while, it looks rather similar to many a turf lawn, but perhaps more interesting. It’s only for a while. Watch this space.