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Impatient for wild flowers

SueAtooSueAtoo DorsetPosts: 264
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.

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  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 8,876
    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.
    Tradition is just peer pressure from dead people
  • bertrand-mabelbertrand-mabel Posts: 1,902
    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: 8,299
    It took me several years to get a wildflower meadow going,after trying seeds,plug plants,I bought wildflower turf
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