Towards the end of Summer 2016 I sent for a free packet of wild flower seeds from project “Grow wild” which is supported by the Big Lottery Fund, Grow Wild is the national outreach initiative of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Seeds duly arrived, I had originally intended to sow them in the Age Concern narrow border adjacent to the car park, but due to a review and revamp the border was and is due to be covered in membrane & bark chips sometime 2017, I thus decided to sow them in a somewhat grotty, weedy, starved and unloved patch near my front door
I skimmed off the weeds, due to the poor dry soil even they never thrived, so a good tug & out they came, bit of a scuff over to mix the old shingle covering in, then I mixed the new seeds with some flour and sprinkled them on mid October 2016. I also chucked on some ripe Evening Primrose & Love in Mist seeds that I had collected from Age Concern summer flowers
Because the soil was warm up the early birds came, and now just await Spring to see what I have, apart from cat poo left in their new cat loo 😦
Here is progress so far