How to make a wildflower plot with your free seeds
I’M very excited about this week’s free seeds – Mr Fothergill’s ‘Wildflower Woodland Mix’. The packets contain a mix of a long list of native plants that will look stunning and attract a wide range of insects to the garden – which in turn will encourage more wildlife.
Because they are from plants naturally accustomed to dappled and deeper shade, they are perfect for gardens that have awkward, shady areas where other plants struggle to gain a foothold.
The seed mix of almost 20 different varieties includes avens, herb bennet, hedge bedstraw, English bluebells, red campion, foxgloves, wild garlic, St John’s wort, common mallow, meadowsweet and tufted vetch. Although not all the seeds are guaranteed, the result will be a subtle and attractive combination of colours and foliage.
I have sown ours in the dappled shade of an ornamental weeping pear. The area underneath is already populated by clusters of wild violets and these seeds will add to its natural feel.
Even wildflower seeds will benefit from a properly prepared seedbed
Several types of seed are available