Annual grasses

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Joanna Savage

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Annual grasses
« on: October 05, 2017, 11:43:01 AM »
Each year I am confident that I have controlled the annual grasses in the garden. And here we are again, in almost  mid-October  faced with swards of annual grass. The temptation is to despair and then I become incredulous at their ability to survive. The soil  must contain half its mass or volume in annual grass seeds. If by chance a seed head has fallen last year, I swear that every single seed germinates this year. So, the best approach is to look to the long term and to think that these grasses are just the first step in the long return of the land to oak forest.