Posted: 29/05/2013 at 20:40
Just to let you know I have a lovely patch of wildflowers in full bloom now in
my wildflower patch. I have cornflowers (in bud) oxeye daisies just opening,
red campions looking lovely, cowslips (now more or less over - do they self seed?).
Just waiting for the sneezewort (ha ha!) ladies bedstraw and clover to get going.
Nutcutlet, I was sorry to see your cow parsley has gone rampant in another post.
Having some of that in flower right now (only one plant) should I be scared? I didn't hve much success with growing seeds in seed trays, but the ones I put
straight into the ground are coming on a treat - mostly poppies, cornflowers,
clover etc. I covered them with fleece so the pigeons couldn't eat them and
they seemed to really like it. Will let you know how it goes in a few weeks.
On the subject of bees (the main reason I'm growing the wildflowers) I haven't
seen more than two or three in my garden, even though the apple blossom is
lovely. I feel it's a bit like shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted,
but I do hope this isn't the case.