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The Pastel Mix gives you beautiful ‘strawberries & cream’ mix of white and pink with a scattering of clear blue cornflower. The show starts with single Gypsophila, Bishop's Flower and Shirley Poppy, with white and pink Cosmos fast emerging and flowering long and hard right into late autumn.
This meadow mix is perfect for a small area of sunny garden you don’t know what to do with, a patch which has always been dull. Think of direct sowing this combination of annuals to fill your garden with wow factor for months at a stretch.
I came across these sets of flowers developed by Nigel Dunnett of Sheffield University and did test patches of several mixes in the garden at Perch Hill.
- General Height: 80cm (32in)
- Sow: April-June
- Mix of hardy and half - hardy annuals
- Seeds: 6g to cover 2.5sq metres, 12g covers an area of 5sq metres
- Full soil preparation and sowing instructions will be sent out with this packet of seed.
- Flowers 10-12 weeks after sowing
Clear the area of weeds, ensuring the cleanest bed possible
- A fertile soil will ensure good displays but these are suitable for all soil types including clay and sandy.
- Dig/rake the soil until it has a fine surface
- Mix the seeds with sand to help disperse them evenly
- Scatter the seeds over the area (2-3m square for one packet)
- Carefully rake in the seeds and if possible roll, then water.