Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Green Green Grass

Over the last few weeks I'd used some soil to level out uneven paths on the plot and set out a new path to give access to our new raspberry canes when they are planted. I had a box of grass seed in the shed left over from re-seeding part of the lawn at home. Guessing that the seed would probably rot over winter in the shed I sowed it on the newly levelled paths. It wouldn't be wasted, I expected the birds to take the majority of the seed. I didn't give the seed much of a chance of germinating as it was the middle of October.

From 2009 November weather
We'd made a few visits since sowing the seed but nothing looked to be happening but on a positive note nothing looked to have disturbed the seed. The birds must have been finding tastier things to eat than old grass seed. Then a visit on Monday this week and the seed had germinated and my new path had a wonderful fresh green sward.

From 2009 November weather
I suppose it's just the mild weather at the end of the month. I'm pleased at the outcome though as the grass seed could easily have been left to rot in the shed. I'm hoping the grass doesn't need cutting before spring now. Gardeners are a difficult bunch to please!


  1. Every time I come home after a garden tour I start getting new ideas for my own garden. It was nice going through your blog.

  2. One of the things I enjoy about blogging is being able to look back and compare the weather conditions in previous years with current ones. I promised myself I'd do it systematically this year, and didn't - but starting January I'm going to have another try.


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