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Wildflowers seed packets

Over the years we have tried to encourage wildflowers to take over more areas in our garden and orchard.
Those that have been successful we have collected the seed and then sown them in the Spring.
However the last few years we have tried to add to this by buying wildflower seed packets.
What we are finding though that the ones that germinate aren't "wildflowers" but garden plants.
Has anyone else come across this?


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,685
    Yes. There have been verges planted with "wild flowers" around the ring road in Nottingham.  The californian poppies are  doing really well.
  • Jac19Jac19 Posts: 496
    I buy the exact ones I want, instead of mixes, from the reliable specialist site Stock&Green.  I use the bit I want for the season and I store the rest re-sealed for coming seasons.  They have turned out to be exactly what I want, but you have to save the spare seeds for the following seasons.

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