tI does not seem like nearly a year since deep and large trenches had to be dug for drainage pipes down almost the length of the land to the burn. It took a lot of tidying up after the contractors left large piled up peat, rocks and old tree stumps and roots, but after clearing doing a bit of re-shaping then raking and seeding - mainly grasses and some wild flowers it was really amazing how quickly nature took over, now there is no sign that the drainage was ever done.
Dave said it would be interesting to take a follow up photo of the area I posted when asking for advice which was 'above and beyond' by you CM, very grateful. I merrily took photos as plants appeared and made a list for my records - not posting photos of all the plants! Here is a summary with notes that I have posted as an image (could not work out how to post a pdf) so hope you can see it.
It's great that the plants were able to re-establish so quickly! The mud washing down from that hill of bare earth must have made quite a mess whenever it rained...although it looks as though parts of it have a square sort of a pattern, is that turf of some kind?
I'm glad you found a solution to people turning their cars around there- it's all looking really good now.
It was lost tourists, don't know where they thought my drive went to. but they all droves straight onto the new ground, then got semi stuck and roared out causing mud spray. As you say there is plenty of room to turn, even in the off drive to the garage or the parking spot we made for the railwaymen. Got a V sign from one lot the electrician, who was here at the time, tackled. Having said that, our dear waste disposal men (with the really long lorry for recycle), for some reason misjudged his drive round the loop, whereby the wheels on the 'passenger' side sunk into the only flat area I have up there (which is why the posts with chain link was put along the run)> I thought it was hilarious, must have been a new driver. I took the combined efforts of neighbours, my gardener plus the four men on the 'lorry', old carpet, planks of wood, sheet plastic and some scaffold poles and nearly an hour to get him back on the road. Luckily everyone thought it was funny, except the driver, who was teased unmercifully.