Meadow for Birds
In this mix
|Direct Sow/ Plant Out|
- Hardy Annual, Hardy Biennial, Hardy Perennial
- Ground Cover (Scattered)
- Broad Tolerance
- Early sowings will flower from June onwards, autumn sowings will flower from the following April.
- 75cm (30in)
- Moist but Well-drained
- Full Sun
- 6g seed, plus buckwheat husks, to cover 3m x 1m or equivalent area.
One of my new obsessions is sowing and growing and then leaving the plants garden birds love, to run to seed for them to feast on. Your garden will become a wild and free aviary, a truly marvellous thing.
A mix of 18 different species including Perennial Flax, Wallflower, Lunaria, Soapwort, Alpine Forget-Me-Not and Silene.
Keep an eye out for weeds but otherwise just leave the meadow to get on with it - no thinning, no staking. An annual cut is recommended in late winter/early spring to let light in and encourage self-sowing.