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Impatient for wild flowers

SueAtooSueAtoo Posts: 377
Am I too impatient? I worked hard last autumn scalping, scarifying and raking a tatty lawn, then sowing wild flower seeds for bees and butterflies, also yellow rattle to weaken existing grass. I can't see anything at all yet except a bit of low growing yarrow that was already there.
East Dorset, new (to me) rather neglected garden.


  • wild edgeswild edges Posts: 10,462
    There's snow on the hills here this morning so spring will be even later than usual. In a couple of weeks things will be growing like crazy though.
    If you can keep your head, while those around you are losing theirs, you may not have grasped the seriousness of the situation.
  • bertrand-mabelbertrand-mabel Posts: 2,670
    We tried over many years to get yellow rattle to germinate having followed all the advice. None germinated. Gave up.
    Tried with corncockle and last year managed to get 3 to flower so did collect the seed and will sow them out later.
    Still far too cold for sowing out directly here.
  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 8,717
    It took me several years to get a wildflower meadow going,after trying seeds,plug plants,I bought wildflower turf
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