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Creating a wildflower garden

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 14:54
Hi Jim,
Will have to get out into the countryside and see what I can find.
Otherwise I'll use the firm you kindly recommended to me and buy them!
Will let you know!

Creating a wildflower garden

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 14:52
Hi Nutcutlet - Just to let you know I'm still alive and kicking!!! I am really
sorry I am such a nincompoop when it comes to doing things online and
although I have read all your PM which you kindly sent me, for the life of
me I can't get a message to you. I have typed in your nickname and what
the subject is about, but when I try to type my message to you it just won't
work - I can't type in a single word and I've tried everything.!! On top of that
I don't have the little green tree logo you mention anywhere, so I can't click
on it. I've emailed the gardenersworldforum help team, but they haven't yet
got back to me to tell me where it's disappeared to. To be honest - I don't
ever remember having it since I joined GWF. Sorry to go on.....just wanted you
to know I'm grateful to you for your help and I'll get back to you as soon as poss.

Creating a wildflower garden

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 20:10
Hi Nutcutlet,
That would be great thank you! I'm not very well-up on computer matters
I'm afraid, so if you think you could guide me through what to do I would
be very grateful. Would you need my email address for this?
I think a lot of gardeners must have had disappointments this year as it
was such a poor Spring, but thanks to your advice, I now have a lovely
show of poppies, cornflowers and corn marigolds, which with your help, I will be
able to post photos of here.

Don't know what this is

Posted: 22/07/2013 at 23:22
One of these grew uninvited in my garden a couple of years back. I almost
dug it out, but now I'm so pleased I didn't, as the bees absolutely love it and
in the autumn the flowers produce small black berries, which the blackbirds
and thrushes love to eat. So it's very versatile as well as being lovely to
look at.

Talkback: Gardening makes you happy

Posted: 22/07/2013 at 23:17
Linda - Don't worry too much if your borders don't look like they used to
when you were younger. You will find if you have a few wild corners in
your garden that the declining hedgehog may make a home with you
(as long as you don't use slug pellets, as these will kill him along with the
thrushes and blackbirds if he eats a snail or slug which has eaten the
pellets - I know because I've taken quite a few to the local vet to put down
as they were dying in agony). A neat garden is great to look at but a less
manicured garden can be equally rewarding, as the wildlife you will see will
more than compensate.

Creating a wildflower garden

Posted: 22/07/2013 at 15:59
Hi Jim
I really am a bit stuck with these photos. They are in a windows photo gallery
on my laptop, but for some reason I just can't seem to get them uploaded onto the
photo tree icon as you suggested. I will just have to be patient and wait untill
my daughter and son-in-law come for a visit so they can sort it out for me, but
that could be quite some time. Never mind, the photos aren't going anywhere in
the meantime! Would you like some cornflower seeds when I collect them?
Thanks very much for all your help!

Creating a wildflower garden

Posted: 21/07/2013 at 22:25
Hi Nutcutlet - not heard from you for a while!! Please can you tell me how
to get my wildlower pictures onto the forum? I have some I've transferred
from my camera into the photo gallery on my laptop, but I have no idea
how to transfer them onto here and as you have put some of your wildflower
meadow photos onto the forum, I wonder if you can help me with this, as I'm not
very computer literate! Many thanks!

Creating a wildflower garden

Posted: 21/07/2013 at 22:17
HI Jim,
This is the second reply I've sent to you tonight! The other one must be floating
around in cyber space somewhere! Thank you very much for telling me about
the cowslips - I had no idea they were so complicated! I'll have a look around
in the countryside (I live in Dorset, so there should be plenty) and see if I can
find some seeds. I'll also try the Emorsgate seeds you recommende . Thanks
very much also for offering me the oxeye daisy seeds. I actually have lots of
these as my oxeye daisies did very well, but are now almost over. I'm going to
sprinkle some directly onto the ground and store some until next spring. I'm
also hoping to have some red campian seeds to collect, but I think most of
them have already shed their seeds, However, I'll be happy to send you some
if you would like them - I also hope to collect some white campian seeds from
a lane nearby if I'm not too late as they were really pretty ones. Will let you know how it goes! Can you please tell me when cornflower seeds are ready to
harvest as lots of the flowers have died and turned white, but the seeds don't
seem ready to be harvested yet.

Talkback: Clover in lawns

Posted: 21/07/2013 at 21:07
I love clover too - and I love bees! They are meant for each other! Having
watched the bees today in the clover on my lawn I think that
maybe they like it better than my wildflower garden!!

planting wild flower verge

Posted: 15/07/2013 at 16:04
Will try pctorialmeadows next year as I didn't have any success with most of
the seeds I bought online or from garden centres this year. I plan to
harvest lots of the seeds from the plug plants I resorted to buying and I don't think
there is any harm in taking a few seed heads from those wildflowers
you want to grow if you see them in the countryside but, as you probably know,
you should never dig up wildflowers in the countryside.

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