A Wild One

Native plants are those that have grown naturally in the countryside for thousands of years. Some of the most colourful ones are cornfield flowers, but many are quite rare now. To enjoy them this summer, sow a pot full of wild flowers to stand on your doorstep.


  • Pebbles
  • Very large flower pot
  • Garden soil


Packet of wild flower seeds

1: Put a few pebbles in the base of the pot for drainage.

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2: Fill the pot with garden soil, taking out any bits of roots or large stones.

Garden Planning

3: Make sure the surface is level, then sprinkle a large pinch of flower seeds evenly on top.

Garden Planning

4: Cover the seeds lightly with soil, just so you can’t see them any more, and water them in with a gentle sprinkle.

Gardener’s Tip: Remember to keep watering as the flowers grow! ‚Ä®Pots need much more watering than beds because the water drains away. Plant in early spring.