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Post Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 15:25 pm      Post subject: Wildflower garden Reply with quote

Hope this is the right bit for this question.
I want to create a wildflower garden. Anyone know where the best place to get flowers from for one?
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Post Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 15:43 pm      Post subject: Reply with quote

Does this help;

http://www.wildflower.org.uk/smallmixes/wfsmallmixes.html

I like the way it breaks down the composition of different types of flower;

http://www.wildflower.org.uk/mixinfo/wfwildwf.html

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 18:46 pm      Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks yes! What a great site.
And mixes for butterflies!!
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Post Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 20:27 pm      Post subject: Reply with quote

I could do with something that attracts ladybirds.

I've got loads of nettles that I let grow so I can compost them and put them in a water butt for a liquid feed and I know that they like nettles. I really could do with putting up some insect hotels so they have somewhere to nest. I've left a load of logs and branches pile up and don't disturb them, hopefully they will eventually move in.

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 21:11 pm      Post subject: Reply with quote

I had hundreds of ladybirds which appeared a couple of months ago in a clematis which I hadn't chopped down. When it started to shoot in the spring I went to cut it back and noticed hundreds (I exagerate not!) I still cut it back but left the parts with the ladybirds on attached to the trellis. The trellis is attached to a wall which is south facing.
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