what advice you would dispense regarding the best meadow or plants to use in our typical Essex, wet clay in winter, rock hard clay in summer, fields?
my mother-in-law has a large field in Hullbridge that I would rather have as a wild space than a lawn. Currently it is a mixture of mowed lawn, overgrown lawn and weeds
The ground has been fallow (bar the brambles I have now removed) for over 25 years without any pesticides so it is ideal for wild flowers or the like. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Roto til and sow early autumn?
plug plants and weed out the brambles/ thistles?
Heavy scarify and top dress with seed mix?