One of the jobs I wanted to do before Autumn really set in was to sow the wildflower seed mix that I had purchased at one of the garden shows. First things first though I had to clear the new flower patch of weeds and move that old coldframe out the way!
The weeding took a little longer than expected and that coldframe was sure difficult to move by myself! However, once completely weeded I leveled the area ready to sow the wild flower seed mix. I was lucky enough to come across a stall at one of the many garden shows we visited which sold these packs of wild flower seed. The company is called ‘Meadow in my garden’ and they offer a wide selection of different mixes suitable for any garden. I chose a packet called ‘the dwarves’ which was perfect for my little lawn area as the flowers inside the mix grow to roughly 20cm in height. On the box it states that there are 26 annual flowering species with 3 to 4 months of flowers making it extremely friendly to pollinating insects, it covers 7 square metres and is easy to succeed with low maintenace. Sounds perfect for me!
The area which I prepared for sowing was roughly 3 metre squared so I didn’t need to use all the seed mix. I scattered it down right to the edge of the flower borders and then used a scaffold board to lightly press the seed mix into the soil. After that I used a rake to lightly cover the seed and then gave the area a water.
I am so excited to see this seed mix grow and even more excited to see the bees and insects enjoying it as much as I will! It’s going to take a year or so to really settle in but I’m hoping that one day this little area will be jam packed with flowers and wildlife. It’s only a small area but every little helps, so if you’re interested in growing your own mini flower meadow then head on over to www.meadowinmygarden.co.uk for more inspiration.