self seeded border advice and plant ID requests
This time last year, I dug out an overgrown border that I wanted to change and replaced a section of fence. The border is about 25ft by 10ft. I removed most of its weeds, brambles and shrubs that I didn't want to keep and decided to rake flat and seeded the entire bed with a cheap box of seed brought from home bargains If I remember correctly. I think the seed box was sold as a bee / butterfly friendly mix of some description and cost 3 or 4 pound I think! I didn't have high hopes but the seed box managed to achieve what I wanted and brought some colour to that end of the garden. I'm hoping to continue with this plan for a season or two until I can decide what to do with that space. Long term I am hoping to get that Cherry blossom tree established centrally in this border.
My first question is how prolific should those plants self seed. Does anyone think I should get a similar display this year or should I add some more seed to the mix?
The mix contained mainly poppies, a few cornflowers, several types of marigold and finally white cosmos, no pictures taken of those.
could anyone ID this pink flower pictured below?
This is how this border looks today. I have removed the obvious weeds but I am unsure as to the ID of the clumps of growth that remain. Can anyone ID these from the pictures below please. I just want to know if they are weeds to remove or a reappearance of something nicer!
Not a lot to go on I know! But does anyone recognise the leaf shapes of the three clumps above? If I have to wait for more growth to find out what they are then that's fine, if somebody knows now then I might be able to remove them if they are weeds.
Thanks for looking!