Wild & Free
As the garden falls even deeper in to the clutches of Autumn there is little colour to be seen other than greens and browns, which whilst ok are a poor substitute to the array of colours which flourished a few months ago.
As I was pootling about the garden, slinging worms back in the soil, chopping back straggly plants and marvelling at the sheer strength of a spider’s web I noticed the wild flowers had finally all gone to seed.
They were a rather pitiful sight. Gone were the delicate petals to be replaced by dull husks full of seeds.
But, whilst not pretty they do hold lots of potential, which is why I gathered them up and rescued the seeds.
Some of the seeds were a little too eager and had begun sprouting whilst still inside the husks, not sure what will become of these so I just tossed them in a planter and wished them luck.
Simply rolling the husks between my not very green thumb and forefinger was enough to encourage the seeds to fall from the husks.
I shall once again go with the “scatter and see” approach to growing wildflowers, fingers crossed these dull unassuming seeds will produce some glorious wildflowers in the new year.