Keeping planted seeds safe

Hello all,

I'm hoping to plant a wildflower area very soon. I'm all prepped but need some advice on how to protect the seeds when I sow them as they will be very close to the surface, and whilst it's not an extensive area (approx. 8m x 3m) it's still a bit too big to get netting across. Any ideas?

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  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 8,544

    You could try prunings from prickly shrubs -- we have had success with holly branches and rose pruningsimage

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  • Ree2Ree2 Posts: 29

    Hi Chicky, thanks for the suggestion! Do you scatter them around the area?

  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 8,544

    I leave the branches quite long and then place them over in a sort of criss cross gridimage

    We did not inherit the earth from our grandparents.  We’re borrowing it from our children.
  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    What are you protecting them from Ree2. They need to be trodden in and I've never protected them and often I have to thin them out. 

  • Ree2Ree2 Posts: 29

    Hi Dave,  I've read quite a lot about birds etc trying to eat the seeds and that the area needs to be netted. Do birds not go for these seeds?

     

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