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Creating a wildflower garden

Posted: 15/07/2013 at 13:05
Hi Jim,
Many thanks for all the good advice - I do appreciate it! Will let you know how
it goes with the cowslips and primroses. I have one huge cowslip plant which
I bought as a plug and was one of the first plants I put in the wildflower garden.
Will this survive the winter (roots and all) or will I have to rely on it having dropped
it's seeds (there aren't any in the pods) and getting lots more close by to the
mother plant?

WILDFLOWER

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 22:45
What a lovely plant! Will have to try that in my wildflower garden
next year! Great photos too.

Creating a wildflower garden

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 22:09
Hi Guys,
Just thought I'd drop you a line to let you know my wildflower garden is
now flourishing nicely. Cornflowers, corn marigolds, red campian, poppies, red
clover and lots of unidentified ones which I've lost the tags for, but they are pretty!!
Lots of bees, also moths in the evening - not seen too many butterflies yet though! Do I need to keep watering the garden in this hot weather every night?
Also can anyone tell me how I get a photo out of my gallery and post it on here
so I can show you some of the flowers? I'm not very computer literate as I only
use it for storing photos, emailing, shopping and research. Many thanks for
any input you can give me!

Creating a wildflower garden

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 19:57
Thanks Nutcutlet and Cotty - I'll do what you both say and let you know
what happens!

Creating a wildflower garden

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 22:50
Hi Cotty,
I would love to exchange seeds with you, when I learn how and when to collect
them as I am a real novice at all this. I hope you will help with this one Nutcutlet
When exactly is the right time to collect wild flower seeds and will they actually
germinate where they fall? I would like to collect some and try to grow some
plants in different parts of the garden from them and it would be good to be able
to exchange some too. So any advice would be much appreciated. Will get
back to you on this one Cotty! Also I had a big surprise today. I found one of
the seed trays I discarded in a corner of the garden (the only one I hadn't
cleaned out from the seeds I sowed back in February - none of which germinated
if you remember! (Oh except 6 oxeye daisies!) Lo and behold dozens of little
tiny seeds have germinated!! Five months it's taken them - and I haven't a clue
what they are as I discarded their identity tag! Ah well - I'll just have to wait
and see!!

wild flowers from seed

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 20:57
Join the club rubber - I too spent a small fortune on wild flower seeds
(from garden centres and online) and only grew 6 oxeye daisies for my pains!!!!
I finally resorted to spending another small fortune on plug plants which are
doing very well. Listen to Nutcutlet and you won't go far wrong - I think the
cold wet spring has a lot to answer for this year. I have since sown a packet
of mixed wildflower seeds from the RHS (at the end of May) straight into the
ground and it is doing really well - I have lots of little green shoots - so don't
give up!!

Creating a wildflower garden

Posted: 06/06/2013 at 19:55
Will let you know if and when I hear anything useful re Hogweed Nutcutlet!
Thanks for the info on the poppies - I hadn't realised they could lie dormant
for so long! It's good to have an explanation for their appearance!

Creating a wildflower garden

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 12:36
Hi Nutcutlet,
Have just come back from visiting family in Cheshire. It was very hot and
the country lanes looked wonderful with banks of beautiful wild flowers and
hedges white with hawthorn. Wish I still lived in the country - it was difficult
leaving!! Still I have my wildflower garden here and it is coming along a treat
though many of the plants have yet to flower. I am amazed by the the poppies
which are growing there in places I haven't yet seeded or even raked. There
seem to be hundreds of them - how on earth do they get there? We've never had
any before - is it due to us having rotovated there? Must get some yellow rattle -
one plant I haven't yet planted and it's very useful isn't it for keeping weeds down?
I'll post some photos as soon as I have plenty of colour to show you.
Love your meadows they are beautiful!

Creating a wildflower garden

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 14:23
Thanks so much everyone for all your input (especially you Nutcutlet - you sound
like everyone's mentor and a great one at that I have to say). Chicky and Aliesh
you are very welcome to use my thread...after all we are all hoping to achieve the
same thing. I want my wildflower garden to get going a little bit more before I
take photos so that there's more colour. Wow Nutcutlet you definitely have wild-
flower meadows and not a wildflower garden....you are so blessed! I used to live
right on the edge of the Cheshire countryside as a girl and still can't get used to
living in suburbia (even if it is by the sea).

Creating a wildflower garden

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 22:08
Thanks Nutcutlet - I'll do that with the cow parsley! Good luck with the
hogweed - it sounds a bit of a nightmare so hope you can stop it spreading!

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