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To go natural or not to go natural.....

Norfolk, United Kingdom Gb

Hmmmmm, several weeks ago, whilst busily buying plants for my garden, theme being wildlife, I bought some wildflower seeds. Now, I'm not so sure it was a good idea.........

What does everyone else think? Is it too small a space for too much effort? It was going to be in a triangle shape from the honeysuckle to the kerria.

Wildflower Seeds anyone.........?

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there is always space for british natives in my opinion. I have field scabious amongst phlox and verbena. primroses, cowslips, violets and wood anemones. corncockle, annual poppy and cornflower. They are less fussy and to me prettier than the fancier cultivars. and they have evolved for british insects.

6 Apr, 2009


go for it you will be doing your bit for british wildlife and thre lovley.a win win situation and as they come from here they grow relitavly easily go with your instinct

6 Apr, 2009


I agree with seaburngirl and noseypotter. If we all planted just a few plants that would serve as nectar bars on an insects journey through our gardens Im sure we could reverse their decline. It will look lovely too

6 Apr, 2009


anything posative must be a step in the right direction

6 Apr, 2009


I think it would look great. I find what is interesting with the label wildlife garden is it covers everything from what looks like very neglected patches of ground to beautifully maintained gardens that are a feast for the eye. I don't know if the seeds are mainly for annuals. If they are you could always try it as an experiment for a season. If you find you wanted something else instead you could do something different with the wildflower area next year, and grow something else.

7 Apr, 2009


ow what a place to put wild flowers etc with them trees behind your garden .your bound to get plenty of wildlife.brilliant

7 Apr, 2009


Thanks you GYO'ers! Ok ok, I'll give it a go. As suggested, it it does all go pearshaped, I could always put some new grass seed down or turn it into another bed! I'm keeping the swing for my daughter tho'. Then I can sit in it and sip my tea whilst admiring the garden, heeheee!!

Nosey, that's the reason we chose the house, for the trees and hedging behind the garden. Wildlife is important to us and our house is in a modern estate, normally too barren for us, except this house! Thanks! :-)

7 Apr, 2009


yes your lucky craft

7 Apr, 2009

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