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Wild flower patch or weeds

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 10:28

My garden is a mishmash primrose, but yes, mainly perennial and a few annuals. I've never grown an annual wildflower mix, native or otherwise. I'm not keen on mixes, a few plants always germinate quickly and swamp the later germinators which may be more desirable

Wild flower patch or weeds

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 10:13

the red nettles are annuals and the bees love them. Creeping buttercup is a thug and will take over, Meadow Buttercup, Ranunculus acris, is more refined. Grasses are part of our native plants, the Brizas, quaking grasses are lovely but prolific seeders. 

I think most people growing annual mixes cultivate the ground, just like you would for any annual mix, and remove perennial weeds like dandelions and buttercups

Ground elder control

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 09:41

This question of Tagetes minuta and weed control has been asked before, though last time it was bindweed it was supposed to kill.

The consensus was that it's useless. I think if it worked we'd all know about it by now.

Wild flower patch or weeds

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 09:38

I think this was not a native wild flower mix, cosmos is not native. Our natives are stronger, they're in their own habitat

Brown Conifers

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 09:36

It's dead, sorry. Conifers don't recover from that, they have no resting buds to take over when leaves die.

The oft quoted 'bit of green' doesn't mean, maybe hasn't been dead long.

Wild flower patch or weeds

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 09:31

Are you trying for one of the annual wild flower patches?

 

My seedlings and cuttings

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 09:29

I love the 'Weed'em and Reap!' sign

Wild flower patch or weeds

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 09:27

There are many on this forum who will tell you wild flowers are weeds

They're probably right but I still like them. The strongest, those called weeds, will always take over and will need removing if you don't like them

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 21:47

Hi Kim, I see you've found the other one. I've PMd Nora and asked her to lock this one so we ( I ) don't get confused

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 21:25

http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/talkback/seed-and-plant-swap-2016/895135.html

You want this thread Kim, the other one is out of date.

 

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