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Sounds idyllic and perfect and exactly what I had in mind. Thanks and good luck with yours this year.
Thanks Jonesk; that's very encouraging and it sounds like the plan I had in my mind. Did you do any weeding while the cornflowers were growing?
Ok, so I'm going to define the area, spray weedkiller on it to get rid of most of the existing lawn, dig it over, hoe it, dig some compost in and sew the seeds.
Thanks Edd. I'm certainly not afraid of some good old hard digging . My indecision though is whether to leave the grass to grow with the cornflowers in a meadow type section or to try to eradicate the grass first. I'll be starting to dig in a couple of weeks' time so I can get the seeds sewn at the beginning of March.
Put the slug pellets out on Valentine's day, that way you get all the new little slugs early and it's such a lovely way to spend Valentine's day.
I find Sutton Seeds or Sarah Raven good for flower seeds. Both on line .
I'm looking forward to growing cornflowers this year and will be making a new plot in our back lawn. Should I kill off the grass with weed killer before I start digging the plot? I can't decide whether to let the grass grow amongst the cornflowers (is this even an option?) or aim to have the plot as weed/grass free as possible.
Great! Thanks everyone. It sounds a promising possibility.