wendyswonderlandgarden

My passion in life is gardening and specifically growing flowers from seed

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Seeds sowing 2022

I sowed the first row of seeds last Monday and so far only have 8/15 of the Tithonia showing their heads.

I’ve just sown the bottom row today. The Ammi and Cerinthe are new to me but good for bees and wildlife so I thought I’d give them a try

Sunflowers

I’ve not grown sunflowers for a long time as I didn’t know where to plant them but I had some seed and thought why not so here is the first flower. I have 4 plants and this is probably the tallest at over 5ft!

Seed sowing March 2021

I started my seed sowing in the greenhouse today. Sunflowers which I haven’t grown for a long time, Tithonia which are new to me. I think Monty Don on BBC Gardeners world grows them and I always like them so thought I would give them a go. Also some poppies probably more than I wanted as the seeds are tiny!

Wildflower seed experiment

For a while now I have really admired and wanted to grow a bed of wildflowers and by this I do not mean a garden left to its own devices and full of weeds and sometimes known as a wildflower garden. I mean actually sowing a wildflower mix. I have a large garden but have no empty beds that this could be done in so I’ve emptied a trough which had bulbs in, only 1 actually flowered (I’ve replanted it), sown my seeds and covered with gravel just to keep the seed in place. I wait to see what happens next. Pictures are, seed packet, before and after of the trough and if this doesn’t work I’ve basically most lost the cost of the seed packet £3 and some time and I’ll try something else in there next year.