I was searching for some advice on maintaining my little chamomile lawn
and came across all kinds of conflicting information - so I thought I'd
post a progress report and see what help I'd receive.
I have a lawn of about 9 sq metres next to a pond which I planted last
year with little plants grown from a few packets of seed (from
Chilterns). It was quite late in the summer by the time they were ready
to go in, but they survived the winter and are now growing happily.
There are still gaps between the plants and weeding is a problem. I also
have overhanging trees near the site which produce all kinds of debris -
the pine needles are a particular nuisance. The slight tackiness of the
plants makes removal a bit tricky. I was thinking of giving it more
protection in the autumn - a net wasn't enough - a polythene canopy for
a few weeks perhaps?
The other issue is the edge next to the pond. I was told the lawn
wouldn't like getting too damp so I'm experimenting with plants don't
mind getting their feet wet, but haven't yet found any that look good
next to the chamomile - any ideas?