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14/06/2013 at 15:58

I sewed a couple of boxes of mixed wildflower seed about 10 days ago. Some regular looking seedlings have appeared plus quite a few shoots that look like odometer kind of grass. Does that sound right or could it be grass somehow left behind when we dug the border?

14/06/2013 at 15:59

Odometer?! Some!

14/06/2013 at 17:25

I nearly googled odometer grass to see what it was, until I saw your second post!  I have previously bought a wildflower mix (in my last garden) which produced grass, dead nettles and birds-eye and nothing else. Admittedly I did buy my mix from a pound type shop not known for horticultural expertise, so I daresay it served me right.

14/06/2013 at 18:05

Oh no! My little box was only £2 :-/  it promibad various types of flower on the box though!

14/06/2013 at 18:06

Oh god...promised. Bleeding autocorrect.

14/06/2013 at 22:14

I think mine just said wild flowers, which I suppose dead nettles etc are - you might get the most superb array in which case what's a blade of grass or two between friends? I don't know about you but I can't actually tell what's a weed until it is completely obvious so if your bits of grass are very short they could be about to turn into something more exciting.

15/06/2013 at 07:22

And some grasses are very useful to insects - particularly some butterflies.

15/06/2013 at 07:51

Lets hope they do turn into something otherwise I'll have to dig it all out and start again. 

Dove I have quite a phobia of butterflies so if I end up attracting them I'll be admiring my garden from the window!

15/06/2013 at 08:19

Oh dear - how difficult and sad for a gardener - I know that phobias can cause real problems - have you tried any therapy? 

15/06/2013 at 08:44

Perhaps a wildflower mix wasn't the best choice for you Kirsty 

15/06/2013 at 15:08

No I just try to avoid them at all costs, or shut my eyes and pretend they're not there!

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