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Lawn paths that weave between natural wildflowers and grasses still need mowing.

A patch of wild grasses and flowers is a striking sight that, not many years ago, might sometimes have been viewed as a scruffy patch and put down to the ease of less maintenance. Nowadays, though, many people are aware of the natural areas of wilderness growing in a park or along a grass verge – left to grow to help give wildlife better habitats.

So what about that small path in the garden, which still needs mowing – could time taking out the mower and moving it around the garden be reduced even further..?

There is a small patch of wild clover that grows amongst the grass – what if this was left to spread naturally...along with, perhaps, a handful of daisies...

It would look pretty and certainly attract more bees to the garden. It is drought-resistant so tougher than grass on hot sunny days and it doesn’t need fertilizing as grass might – it seems like a good idea to let the clover grow.

Create a wildlife garden, 30 days wild, wild grasses and flowers
“To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee,
One clover, and a bee,
And revery.
The revery alone will do,
If bees are few.”

― Emily Dickinson

Clover is softer to sit on than grass and is perfect for tickling toes!

For the #30dayswild post in 2016, Nature Challenge : Tickle Your Toes, click here

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