Wild­flower patch af­ter­care

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Keep the rows free from recog­nis­able weeds over win­ter. In March the plants should start to grow strongly and nat­u­rally keep down most weeds.

It shouldn’t be nec­es­sary to pro­vide sup­port, es­pe­cially if you’ve sown a few strong grow­ers such as bor­age, which will help sup­port the oth­ers.

With the mix rec­om­mended, there’ll be a long flow­er­ing pe­riod and as some plants fin­ish, oth­ers will start so there’ll be di­verse flora for wildlife.

By Septem­ber most will have fin­ished flow­er­ing so you can pull up the plants, rake the soil, re­move any weeds and there should be lots of seeds in the soil to re­peat the dis­play. As some plants will find your con­di­tions more to their lik­ing than oth­ers you’ll find the bal­ance of flow­ers changes over time.

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