Little preparation helps with growing flowers
HAVE you ever had a packet of flower seeds such as a rockery blend or a cottage garden mix and said to yourself, “That if I just sprinkle these on the ground here, I will get a great display of flowers”.
And sadly nothing grows. What happens is that the seeds just sit on top of the soil and mostly blow away and never shoot.
If you want them to grow into the display that you had envisioned, then a tiny bit of preparation will help.
The more preparation, the more flowers that you will enjoy.
As there are different seeds in the packets, some varieties will flower faster than others, so don’t get worried as some may take months to grow.
Water the soil well and then dig in a few bags of compost or 5 in 1, sprinkle your seeds onto the area as per instructions on the packet and then sprinkle some quality potting mix over them.
A good quality mix will have a good lot of fertiliser for them as they grow.
Remember that we are wanting lots of flowers, so by adding a little liquid potash to the water every few weeks they will look good for months.
These type of flowers generally don’t last long, so to increase the time for you to enjoy them, prune off the old flowers as they die.
Happy new year!
BED OF COLOUR: Garden seeds turn into beautiful flowers.