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Wildflower Meadow.

04 September 2011 08:47:21

Working with the children at our local school in the Spring a wildflower meadow was planted. Each child spread a handful of seeds and four months later the result has been great. Not the 16 varieties the of flowers the seed packet promised. Mostly Chamomile and Corn Marigold with a scattering of Poppies and Corn Cockle. Meadows like these are a great help for insects as their natural habitats decline. The pic shows Andy strimming an access path for the children to walk among the flowers.


AitAlainn AitAlainn 04 September 2011 09:23:02

Great colour. Would love a wildflower meadow sometime - another thing on my very very long wish list!

TinaJ TinaJ 04 September 2011 10:06:33

looks lovely

Magiclou Magiclou 04 September 2011 11:21:13

Looks beautiful

Cloncaw Cloncaw 04 September 2011 12:43:13

Great way to introduce kids to wildlife and gardening.


01 September 2011 08:19:38

Cosmos are one of my fave flowers. Easy to grow, lovely colours, long lasting. I will save seeds from this lot for next year's crop. These are in a large container by the polytunnel and have already been flowering for months. The only maintenance is deadheading and an occasionaly liquid feed of Comfrey and Nettle brew.


unagrant unagrant 01 September 2011 09:33:32

A must have great flower at this time of the year.

Cloncaw Cloncaw 01 September 2011 13:23:16

Great flowers to have they seem to go on and on which is just what we need, must see if I can find other colours than white and pink/ purple as they had an orange one in Irish Garden article.

Lovely Lilies.

20 August 2011 11:20:05

The Lilies are doing well despite the weather. We had a full day of rain on Thursday and I thought they would be destroyed, but no, they are still looking grand. They have a great scent too. I must plant some more in the Autumn.


Cloncaw Cloncaw 20 August 2011 20:12:00

They are so beautiful very like the ones I bought in Lidl, really strong pink and white ones.

andyf7 andyf7 20 August 2011 21:05:55

the lily is in the best top ten garden plants i think, they are a must have, i have them myself and the scent is fantastic

Musk Mallow.

06 August 2011 11:40:14

Malva moschata or Musk Mallow is flowering for the last few weeks. It is a perennial easily grown from seed. It likes moist soil and will tolerate some shade. It is apparently an edible plant but I have'nt tried it.


Dick Dick 06 August 2011 17:12:52

I have never grown it Brigette, but the soil here tends to be very dry so perhaps I wont plant it here.

Liz.M Liz.M 06 August 2011 18:18:18

I have this musk mallow in white and pink and its been a joy - flowering for weeks and weeks, mine is nearly finished flowering now.  I have them planted in a mix of soil, some baked dry this summer I admit - it copes, just doesn't grow so high I've found.  Lovely!

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 06 August 2011 22:41:25

I have the pink/mauve one - it seems to be self-seeding all around the place! I had a problem identifying it last year (I'd lost the label and forgottent hat I planted it!) and I wrote to "Ask Gerry" who identified it and warned me that it was a bit of a thug .... but a very pretty thug :-)

The Potato Experiment.

04 August 2011 12:22:00

This year we experimented with a new way of growing the humble spud. First we put down paper, to keep down weeds. Laid Potatoes on top then covered with rushes. They were fed twice with Comfrey and Nettle liquid feed. Result!


Keego Keego 04 August 2011 19:46:07

that is interesting Bridget they look great

Keego Keego 04 August 2011 19:47:19

that is interesting Bridget they look great

Clara Clara 04 August 2011 20:17:07

They look so flowery enjoy!.


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