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Sowing the Seeds of Love

Now is a good time to start sowing seeds – any flowers of your choice – for an abundance of colour from summer through to Autumn

 

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Popppies are prolific self seeders and once you plant them in your garden they will continue to self seed every year over the years – they provide a late spring/an early summer colourful display and the bees just can’t get enough of them either

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Whether you choose the traditional red or a colourful mix of orange and yellow they will bring sunshine to your garden everyday

 

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golden wonder yellow and orange poppies

 

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And then have fun after the blooms fade pressing the flowers and making your own creations for cards, decorating present wrapping etc

 

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Marigolds are another prolific seed producer.  Once you get them in your garden you can collect the seeds annually and sow again in early Spring to produce colourful displays for your summer garden. They don’t tend  to self seed like the poppies so best to hand collect the seeds once the flowers have faded.  Best grown in pots as the snails love these too! But try not to use slug pellets. When hedgehogs eat the slugs they ingest the pellets too and this in turn destroys them and upsets the whole delicate ecological balance.

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Sunshine on a rainy day

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and have some fun pressing the flowers…………. to make your own unique creations

 

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