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Meadow brief

The Flowering Meadow is coming on nicely and all I have done in the last two weeks has been ….. nothing! We have had consistent rains and this has done wonders for my garden. The chickens have been a bit too happy scratching around here, so I have to keep an eagle eye on them. But here, you can see the development. I bought a Winter Mix of meadow flower seeds and scattered them all over the bald patch in my back garden under the fruit trees. I can now recognise cosmos, marigolds and alyssum …….

[one_half]Close up of the assorted flower shoots[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Flower seedlings are filling in the gaps[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Going to be quite a show![/one_half]

[one_half_last]The big patch is no longer bald[/one_half_last]

Well, it might not look like much now because the seedings are only about 60mm high, but I think by the end of this week, we will see a few flowers! We have had good rains and the days are warm and sunny!

Can’t wait to see the full effect! But patience is what most gardeners learn.

Happy Gardening xxx

By Barbara

Country living is the best! Being a true spirit of the earth, my garden is all about vegetables and fruit trees and herbs and chickens roaming free. I was keen to really start gardening when we moved to Philadelphia in 2005, but not your typical suburban-type garden – sterile and bug-free! I wanted an edible garden.

9 replies on “Meadow brief”

To save yourself some trouble and disappointment, keep an eye on those seedlings. Any that you recognize as weeds (from other parts of your garden for example) — pull them!

I had a patch of wildflowers that was 90% weeds the second year because I didn’t think to do this.

Good thinking there!! It is in a very small area of the garden, so I hope it is not too overwhelming. And the cosmos is seen as a weed in certain parts of South Africa and I just LOVE them, so I will be selective 🙂

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