I have plants growing that I don’t think are in your mix?

Jun
18

I have plants growing that I don’t think are in your mix?

Fat Hen weed

A common weed within landscape suppliers compost

If you use brought in soil in the form of compost from a landscape supplier etc to use as a top dressing (as I mention in my instruction sheet for creating a small annual wild flower area) it may contain weed seeds of plants like Nettle, Fat Hen (Chenopodium album) and Polygonum species, which will germinate along with your sown seeds, so do keep any eye out for these and remove them when fairly young if they come up with your wild flower seeds. They often grow very fast, much faster than your wild flower seeds will grow over the first few weeks and consequently they easily stand out as intruders :o. These weed species are unlikely to appear from your own established garden lawn soil. Do read my instruction sheets linked to my seed mix pages when creating a wild flower area.

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