Saturday, 21 March 2015

Growing a wild flower meadow - free seeds!

Some time ago I found a free give away from Kew Gardens/Lottery funding for wild meadow seeds. These arrived the other afternoon in a very smart pack.
The seed packets cover 2 sq metres and  include corn chamomile, corn marigold, corn poppy, corn flower, hedge bedstraw, lady's bedstraw, lesser knapweed, meadow buttercup, meadow sweet, oxeye daisy, red champion and ribworth plantain.  And there is a mini bee house in the pack!
I shall be putting these down the far end of our plot where we have planted a natural species hedge along the dyke and about 12 natural species trees to form a "coppice" (one day),
There is a web site  encouraging us all to grow more wild flowers in the UK.

I am very grateful for these seeds as the ground was previously grazed by horses and apart from clover and thistles there was little evidence of wild flowers in the field when we moved here last July.

I really would like to show my grandchildren the wonderful meadow flowers I enjoyed in rural Hampshire of my youth.


  1. Too cold and windy to venture that far down the field today!



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