Posted: 08/09/2015 at 17:54
So another one of my projects that I would love to get underway soon is a flower meadow. But I have no idea where to start.
I have seen many pre mixed seeds but they are either not the look I want or 80% grass seed. I am not trying to recreate a natural planting of a wild meadow. I want an area of the garden ( well maybe more than just an area) 4-5 acres to eventually be established flower meadow.
I feel I should be sewing some seeds now, as I do want it to be flowering ready for next June. I think I should do some sewing Now and again in early spring. Is that right?
Also since the seed mixes I have found are really not the right look I want I have turned to the idea of buying the seed direct and creating my own mix. But then I’m not sure which seeds need to be planted out now and which in spring. I am looking at buying through
Any other suggestions on what I should do. If it costs too much to establish all the area in year one. Another thought was to sew 1 acre and then collect the seed and sew the other 4 acres next year. Would that work or am I just too penny pinching?
Also any suggestions on what flowers to add into the mix for bright flowers for next summer? I think I should take a mix of peoples colourful suggestion and just sew that?