One of our gardening goals this year was to dig up a bed at the front which was covered in a plant we did not like, which never flowered and looked ugly and replace it with a patch of wildflowers. Well, many days in January MrShoestring toiled to pull out the old plants, then he raked it over and planted all our packets of free wildflower seeds and a large box of seed which he got for £3.99 !
Now it looks like this, a real pleasure and with luck all the flowers will drop seed and it will come back again next year. MrShoestring keeps going out to admire it and I have taken several photographs for using on cards, it is lovely !
If you want to have your own patch of wildflowers all you have to do is rake over a scrubby piece of land, sprinkle the seed and keep watering. We have another patch round the back which isn't blooming yet but we hope it will before the end of the summer. Wildflowers are a lot cheaper than other flowers and look so pretty, so a great frugal choice if you are just starting out with gardening.
Enjoy your weekend !