Posted: 27/06/2013 at 21:06
I have a very pretty wild flower area in my garden and just about all the flowering plants have been planted as plants. I don't believe that it is very easy to get going with seed mixes in spite of what the supplier might say ( they would say that wouldn't they)
I started with snowdrops in the green, adding some more each year. Then crocus, frittillarias, cowslips, camassia,narcissi, anenome blanda, orchids and daisies. Birds' foot trefoils arrived of their own volition... presumambly seeing how much the others were enjoying life! Some of these now seed around but I see those as a bonus.
Every year I add something new, but I grow it in a small pot first and then plant it where I can see a gap. I will mow it once, probably in August/September when most of the flowering is done. I hope this helps.