We built this lean-to shed a few years back now and it's been brilliant as a storage spot for the lawnmower and our random bits and bobs for the garden like less used tools, seed trays etc...
But as my cousin likes to call it, the area is also my 'garden of shame' - I prefer to call it my 'out-of-sight-out-of-mind-I-don't-have-enough-hours-in-the-day' project space.
Before building the shed it was just weeds which my spray loving husband would control every now and then with spray... but as of a few years ago I've banned spraying in the back yard, which means we now always have a taller or shorter jungle of weeds - depending on when we last mowed them to the ground.
It's also amazing how weeds can grow in soil that had a couple of years of spraying!!!
BUT... now I'm starting to get more in control of the rest of the garden we're starting to think of this space - we're also going to have a bit of top soil from a summer project, so have decided that we will do one final (very good!) weed, then make this into a natives garden.
We are lucky to have some dedicated native nurseries near us, but as I visited my happy place (Mitre 10) yesterday, I saw these seeds so thought we could see if we can strike them first as a base of our garden - I'm hoping they do take well as im wanting to include more natives in our garden!
I know natives can take a bit longer to germinate - does anyone have any tips and tricks?