Wild flower garden cheat.

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Goosegirl

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Wild flower garden cheat.
« on: October 18, 2020, 11:22 »
OH wants a wild flower garden in our little orchard plot where the grass will be left un-mown (see attached pic) however I know they like poor soil to succeed so I'm going to cheat. I'll give it a good cut before winter, a treatment of weed-killer to eliminate the dandelions, then I'll plant a few crocuses for spring colour. As for the rest, I'm going to get some seeds of escholzia, Flanders poppies, cornflowers, cosmos, Nigella etc which I will grow in my greenhouse then plant out into pockets of soil. I'd also like some type of white daisies and a yellow plant that will grow between one and two feet high and would appreciate any suggestions for these plus your thoughts on my plan.   
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Re: Wild flower garden cheat.
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2020, 12:02 »
Hubby wants a wildflower meadow, but you're going to kill the dandelions first  :lol: :lol:
Sorry but it did make me laugh out loud ;)

It's Yellow Rattle that you need to sow/plant, to weaken the grass, which allows the other flowers to flourish.
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Re: Wild flower garden cheat.
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2020, 12:05 »
MOS, I know what you mean and I did wonder about keeping them, so maybe I will. I don't want to weaken the grass because the fruit trees will need nutrients which is why I've chosen another way to try and get what he wants.

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Re: Wild flower garden cheat.
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2020, 13:19 »
You may well find that the grass is actually competing with the trees for those nutrients.
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