March is nearly upon us, which means time to get out into the garden and plant.
The summer before last I was living in a rented house that had an unloved garden so I decided to plant some wildflower seeds.
Prepping and planting
I picked up the seeds in Lidl or Aldi, I can’t remember which, along with a bag of compost.
I prepped a patch of ground out front and out back by removing the grass down to soil level. Then I spread some compost, poked little holes in it, popped a seed into each hole, covered the hole over with compost, and watered it. Then I let nature make its magic.
First all the little shoots came up…
They grew really tall before they started to flower…
Then the colour started to appear…
And it was magnificent…
I made mini bouquets with the kids next door
And I displayed them in a DIY vase
I displayed the flowers in jam jars that I had decorated.
If you want to take a stab at it, wildflowers.ie says you should sow the seeds between March and May, or mid August and mid September.