This week I’m talking to Dr Lionel Smith, horticulture lecturer and author of the book Tapestry Lawns: Freed from Grass and Full of Flowers. As the title suggests, a tapestry lawn replaces grass with flowering dicots, increasing biodiversity, lowering maintenance needs and seriously upping the aesthetic value of a lawn. Living with a tapestry lawns involves a little bit of self-education around how you treat plants and I start by asking how to overcome one of my own biggest worries about having one…
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About Dr Lionel Smith:
Dr Lionel Smith received his PhD in Biological Sciences from the University of Reading in 2014. He is currently Lecturer in Horticulture at Myerscough College, Lancashire, and lives in St. Anne’s-on-Sea.
What We Discuss:
The history of lawns
What is a Tapestry lawn?
Tapestry lawn maintenance
Height convergence and why it’s relevant to Tapestry lawns
Tapestry lawns and wildlife
Tapestry lawns over winter
Sourcing plants for a Tapestry lawns
What does the future hold for Tapestry lawns?
Tapestry Lawns : Freed from Grass and Full of Flowers by Lionel Smith – Taylor & Francis, 2019