Superb Jon, thats a beautiful bit of modelling. I take back what I said about the shading of the base, your idea for drawing the eye into the layout, works much better and judging from the photo, you look to have achieved it perfectly. Inspirational stuff, you have certainly given me a few more ideas to try out.
Quite pleased to see you having a play with the grass seeds aswell
I had a field trip this afternoon and collected a whole load more, which I will bore everybody with my experiments, once I've had a play with the different types