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Meadow for Birds

Your garden will become a wild and free aviary with this mix of 18 perennials including Perennial Flax, Wallflower, Lunaria, Soapwort, Alpine Forget-Me-Not, Silene plus many more.
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6g seed, plus buckwheat husks, to cover 3m x 1m or equivalent area.

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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Hardy Annual, Hardy Biennial, Hardy Perennial
Position
Ground Cover
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
Early sowings will flower from June onwards, autumn sowings will flower from the following April.
Height
75cm (30in)
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Size
6g seed, plus buckwheat husks, to cover 3m x 1m or equivalent area.
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
6g seed, plus buckwheat husks, to cover 3m x 1m or equivalent area.

Description

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, Silene plus many more.

Care Tips

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.