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Morrison's Wild Flower mixes

I bought some boxes of Wild Flower seed mixes from Morrison's last year and sowed two different boxes of them this spring. There is no listing on the boxes, or manufacturer's name.

Now the plants are coming up I can't indentify them using books and websites.  Did anyone similarly sow these last year and manage to, please?

I can take photos and post here, but they are not the more common plants found in other suppliers Wild Flower mixes!



  • waterbuttswaterbutts Posts: 1,214

    Best idea is to send a few photos of them.

  • Ah!  I've made some montages of them, but this site won't upload them from my computer.  It gives mean option to upload from an external site so I'll do that via Photbucket.  Bear with me!

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     Managed to upload from computer!



  • I see california poppys this are the orange flower that is closed and open in sun shine



  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160

    and borage, white campion, flax,  

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160

    and that one with big leaves could be a thorn apple, 

    are you sure this was a wildflower mix. some of these are wild where they come from but not here.

  • Thanks folks, very helpful, appreciated!

    I've found the photocopies of the seed packets, which we'd mixed together.  One was Wild Flowers, the other Butterfly & Bee mix.  Soon after sowing the next door neighbour left his fish pond filling with the hose on for two days, flooding the bottom of my garden where the wild flower meadow is.  I guess some seed perished and the rest got moved around.  Strange because some seems clumped in one spot!

    We bought 2 boxes of each last year, saving one of each for this year.




  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160

    clumped inone spot is what happens here if we get heavy rain after sowing, they all wash to the lowest bit.

    the butterfly and bee mix explains the californian poppies etc

  • The Thorn Apple is a weed, highly toxic and thought to be a contaminant of Bird Seed, according to this RHS page.

    So it's coming out, wearing gloves.

    It's the only one in the garden and I've never seen it before!

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160

    It may not be that though Richard. Only looks like it in the pic. But it won't hurt you if you leave it alone, they're fascinating things, big white flowers and very prickly seed cases. They do just crop up and maybe they do come from bird seed, though I had my suspicions about a batch of compost being the culprit for mine. They turned up all over the place and I hadn't knowingly sown them

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