It’s September now and I have been growing Foxgloves, Oxeye daisies and poppies to plant into this part of the garden.
I have killed off patches of rye grass to make way for my new wild flower plants, and will strim the long grass bank and score the ground before planting
I also have a lot of baby Holly hocks and a buddleia plant (purple), and there’s loads of yellow Jerusalem artichoke in the herbaceous border.
I plan to plant the Holly hocks against the top fence and transfer some of the yellow flowers along the lane side fence.
I have strimmed the grass very short and scarified the ground.
The Hollyhocks are in at the top, against the wall with a Buddleia to the left of them by the fence.
Four patches of Oxeye daisies, a few poppy plants and a Verbena so far.
So far so good!
I’m going to sow wild flower seeds in October, with generous proportion of Yellow Rattle to discourage the grass, and then I will sit back and wait and see what comes up next year!