easy peasy flower magic

June 9, 2013 at 6:47 am 6 comments

how to sow a little flower magic in your garden this summer…

Step 1: woop with delight when introduced to Miracle Gro flower magic30-5-13 - sowing flower magic_bottle 4B
Step 2: decide where you’d like 16 varieties of pink and white flowers to grow to give 4 months of blooming loveliness in your garden30-5-13 - sowing flower magic_soil
Step 3: don your wellies and get digging (or skip this step if you have a handy Grandad available to do the hard graft for you – and in his own garden no less so the ongoing success of Step 7 is ensured)30-5-13 - sowing flower magic_wellies 4B

Step 4:  remove any weeds by hand and gently rake over (we experimented with sowing our seed in both lightly raked and loosely turned over soil)30-5-13 - sowing flower magic_ground before 4B

30-5-13 - sowing flower magic_E with rake 4BStep 5: find a trusty assistant to help with the sprinkling30-5-13 - sowing flower magic_sowing with grandad 4B
Step 6: water the entire area gently taking care not to puddle the soil (or sow on a wet day and let nature do it’s thing!).  Ensure the seed doesn’t dry out especially in the crucial first two weeks when the seed is germinating (when the coir turns light brown you know it’s time to water)

Step 7: entrust to the care of custodian gardeners aka Nana and Granddad

Step 8: wait with anticipation … or play in the rain!30-5-13 - sowing flower magic_playing in the rain 4B

The first shoots have already  appeared after just a week of sunshine.   We can expect the first flowers within 6 weeks from a variety of  these early blooming flowers:  Stock, Allysum,  Morning Glory, Toadflax, Corncockle and Dianthus.  The late bloomers that  may continue to flower into October include Silene, Love in a Mist, Viscaria, Godetia, Candytuft and Cosmos.flower magic seed selection
Disclosure: I was sent a free sample of Miracle Gro Flower Magic.
I was not required to write a positive review and all opinions are my own.

Entry filed under: home life, reviews.

me and mine {May family portrait} nibbling on toasted almonds

6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. bilbowaggins  |  June 9, 2013 at 9:10 am

    I’ll be interested to see how these get on.

    Had a (shaking head in disbelief) conversation with our builder recently who had used the lawn version of this. Nothing has grown. At all. When I asked him about preparing the ground, watering, etc., he was surprised …

    In our instant gratification, everything is easy society he really thought that all he had to do was empty the carton contents on the ground.

  • 2. Everlovin' Dad  |  June 9, 2013 at 10:04 am

    Hello to Nic and info for Bilbo,
    As Parents and grannies to Nic and Euan we are watering this plot and wathching over. However, how well this/these develops is to be judged by Nic over the next weeks.

    • 3. bilbowaggins  |  June 9, 2013 at 11:17 am

      Hi ED, I knew you’d be looking after things :}

  • 4. Peggy Murray  |  June 22, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    You should have a fantastic display of colour in the garden very soon, whatever about Miracle Gro, Grandparents are definitely magic!

  • 5. Nip it in the bud  |  June 24, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    You’re so right Peggy and if someone could bottle Grandparent gardening power I’d bag a whole shelf of it!

  • 6. easy peasy flower magic results | Nip it in the bud  |  August 25, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    […] worked! Remember when we did this? Mum and Dad’s wildflower bed looks like this now E has been happy to help with the watering […]


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