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I am thinking about buying a raised bed, which is only 6 inches deep but almost 2 metres x almost 1 metre in other dimensions . How deep do you need a bed for wild flowers and veg to grow successfully? and when can I plant the wildflower seeds or do I need to create seedlings? and do you have any other recommendations of what I can grow in it, which creates impact and colour? Maybe mixed bed? (I have two 3 year old boys!) Thanks gang - new to this planting things lark
ps I was thinking about buying something like this http://www.greenfingers.com/superstore/product.asp?dept_id=2414&pf_id=LS4500D Any idea when these are to be planted? Thanks
Hi all, my first post on the forum, hooray!
I've gone a little OTT on wildflowers this season, having gathered a bit of experience & mixed success last year (all prompted by a TV prog. by Sarah Raven).
Was very pleased with a mixed colour Cornflower (sorry, can't remember variety) which had successive blooms which the bees/butterflies loved. Corncockle was also great but a little short-lived, Californian Poppies almost impossible to germinate, suprisingly. This year have many of the above, some sown under cover in September, but also added Scabious which are at a vigorous stage of growth & nearly ready to plant out. BUT lots got gobbled by sluggsies in 2012 so I've raised nearly all in pots & have started planting out over last 10days. I know many people find wildflowers a bit 2nd rate, but I for one am hooked!