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23/09/2013 at 13:36

I set aside a small area to grow some white clover for the bee-friendly flowers, and partly for soil improvement. Sown in Spring but didn't actually get many flowers at all just lots of large green leaves.

Should I dig it in yet, and would it be better to try an autumn sowing now ?

23/09/2013 at 14:09

if you leave it, trim it low,say 2 inch , it will probably flower next year. my lawn is more white clover than grass. If left it will flower.

27/09/2013 at 22:30

Hi Fidgetbones - I grew two lovely clumps of red clover in my wildflower garden.

They flowered a long time and had huge flowers and leaves and were much

taller than the white clover in my lawn.  I tried to gather the seeds, but what

I seem to have looks a bit like stringy tobacco and I haven't any idea whether

there are seeds in there or not.  Have you any idea what the seeds look like?

27/09/2013 at 22:54

Hi ffb,the stringy tobacco is dead petals, the seeds are mini beans and rattle when they land in a collecting tub like a margerine pot.

My lawn - a little grass, lots of clover, moss, cat's ear, selfheal and all other weeds does flower. I have be careful when barefoot, bees don't respond well to being trodden on.

27/09/2013 at 23:42

You can have the ones in my borders and lawn...

28/09/2013 at 20:11

Hi Nutcutlet,

Thanks for telling me that - looking again at my red clover I don't think I have

any mini beans, just dead petals!  Wonder where I went wrong? Maybe  I tried

to harvest it too soon?  I'm going to PM you in a few minutes (hopefully!)

28/09/2013 at 20:44

hi ffb, you have and I've answered


28/09/2013 at 20:51

Thanks Nutcutlet!

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