Last year I bought a large rectangular planter for our front step.  Instead of planting it with the standard bedding plants for the summer I decided to plant my very own mini wildflower meadow.

It’s a huge pot, so instead of filling it all with soil I put three large plastic plant pots upside down on the bottom, thus reducing the volume and overall weight considerably.

The seed mixture I have used was from Thompson and Morgan called Meadowland mixture, which annoyingly doesn’t list the different seeds contained in the pack but looking at the picture on line I can spot some Rosebay willowherb, which bees love, but gardeners tend to hate.

I added some poppy seeds to the mix or for all you latin lovers out there Papaver orientale.

I planted them on the 25th March in situ and they’ve already started to germinate.  I’m looking forward to watching them grow and flourish.