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Wildflower seeds from my granddaughter


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Wildflower seeds from my granddaughter, Kirsty.

She was given some packets of these seeds at school, & thought about me! She said she had kept a packet for me to sow & some others to sow in her garden as well. She is 10 years old.

The packet has a mixture of all the 4 kinds of wildflower seeds that I’ve put photos of in this blog.

Packet of Wildflower seeds from Kirsty:



Field Poppy:

Corn Marigold:

With this last one we may have a bit of trouble because it prefers acidic soils.

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Glad you have corncockle as its extinct in the wild. I found it self seeds quite readily. How nice of your granddaughter to think abut you.

12 Feb, 2018


I was going to say the same turned up in my garden a couple of years ago...
That's so lovely of your granddaughter Balc and she'll enjoy seeing them growing too won't she?

12 Feb, 2018


Every time you see those flowers you will think of your thoughtful grand daughter!

13 Feb, 2018


Ah how sweet and thoughtful is she, hope they do well Balcony for both of you...

15 Feb, 2018


Thank you for your comments, ladies!

Stera, I had also read they were extinct in some places when I was looking for a photo to use in my blog. I think it was probably on Wikipedia that I read about it.

I quite agree that it was lovely that she should think of me! ?
Eirlys,I certainly will think of her when I see the flowers! ?

She certainly is a thoughtful little girl, Lincs! ?

I haven't actually sown them yet because I don't have enough compost & must get some more.

I would like her to sow some of them in a seedtray on the balcony perhaps in a week or two. She comes with her brother to spend all day Saturday with us every week so one Saturday in March I get her to help me. She will then know how to do it with her seeds when she goes back home!?

16 Feb, 2018


An update on this blog:

On April 14th my granddaughters Kirsty (11) & Ainara (5) sowed the packet of wildflower seeds Kirsty had given me about a month earlier! They couldn't come the following Saturday but they did ask me a day earlier if they had sprouted yet. I was happy to tell them they they had indeed started to sprout! I sent their parents photos showing them the seeds germinating in the 2 seedtrays outside on the balcony. They were very happy! ?

Now what do I do with 100s of wild flowers???

24 Apr, 2018

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