After talking to a friend about her amazing (and large) wildpatch, I decided to have a small one of my own. At the moment it's looking like a patch of weeds with a few poppies in there (however, I do LOVE poppies). I am persevering with it but I may decide to just fill it with poppies next year.
Does anyone else have a wildpatch and advice for my little one?
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Post by Lancashire Lass on Aug 23, 2016 17:23:39 GMT
We have a patch which is about 5 years old now. Each year it changes, having been planted with wild flower seeds it now has other wild flowers in it and far too many nettles! They need some management such as cutting all wild flowers down around this time of year and leaving to dry. It has not been a good year with all the rain but last year we had loads of butterflies and bees visiting and even small birds eating the seeds from the grasses.
Post by Lancashire Lass on Mar 24, 2021 10:32:26 GMT
Peppersmum, how is your wild patch doing? I had a look at ours yesterday and noticed quite a few docks have appeared so will get them up with a fork next time I’m gardening. I’ve planted bluebell bulbs over the last few years which are multiplying and we have a few healthy patches of them. This year there was a big patch of snowdrops too under the trees which I was excited to see. It’s been a good year for snowdrops all over the country so I was told. I think the cowslips will be the first to flower. Fingers crossed we have more of those too this year.
I have a little mini orchard at the bottom of my garden - 2 apple trees, 2 pear trees, a cherry and some shrubs. It has a thick layer of bark and poppies in the corner. The birds love it - blackbirds there constantly getting grubs. Unfortunately squirrels also, and they have dug up my veg beds already. They have also taken daffy bulbs and I suspect snowdrop bulbs as so few came through this year