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wildflowers for a bank

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 19:27

I've just planted some lovely healthy wild primrose and cowslip plugs I bought

from Unwins.co.uk.  Last year I didn't have much luck planting seeds in the

early Spring so thought I'd give the plugs a try this time round and as Fb says

you can be sure they will flower next year if you buy plugs.  I've also planted

wild daffodil bulbs and I'm just waiting for a delivery of wild bluebell bulbs, all

of which would look lovely in your bank, but I think the bluebells may need

a bit of shade.  Hope it goes well for you!  

growing wildflowers for bees and butterflies

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 14:49

Thanks Nutcutlet - I'll bear that in mind re the cow parsley!

Beech hedge

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 14:42

Thanks a lot Fairygirl - will let you know what happens!

Beech hedge

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 21:24

Thanks FB I'll check that out!  So glad I haven't left it too late for this year! 

growing wildflowers for bees and butterflies

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 21:11

Nutcutlet - I'm just about to PM you! 

Beech hedge

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 21:08

I'm hoping to plant a beech hedge soon - can anyone tell me please if

I've left it too late for  this year, as my local GC doesn't have any beech

hedging at all?

growing wildflowers for bees and butterflies

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 20:13

Hi Guys,

My wildflower garden looked a mess until today when I decided to get my act

together and tidy it up a bit.  Lots of tall dead stalks left from the corn marigolds,

cornflowers and corncockles, so I just pulled them out.  The ground was so dry

(despite quite heavy rain on a few days)  that it was quite easy.  The ladies bedstraw is still going strong and there is new growth at the base of my oxeye

daiisies, but I don't know whether this is a good thing?  Also my cow parsley

is already  showing new growth, presumably from the seeds of the only plant

I planted.  Is it not much too early?  My wild violets are already in flower under

the trees and I have today planted my wild primrose and cowslip plugs as the

weather was lovely and warm.  I've also planted wild daffodil bulbs and am

awaiting delivery of native bluebell bulbs.   I can't wait for next spring!

 

Still got problems with Forum

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 19:54

same here!

Still got problems with Forum

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 19:44

Hi Nutcutlet,

Think you fixed the jinx on my PMs as once I had read your latest one to me

the others also came to light, so thank you so nuch for that! 

growing wildflowers for bees and butterflies

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 19:36

Thanks Nutcutlet - I'll plant them in my "other garden" just in case!!

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