If you followed my blog last year, you’ll know just how much fun I had doing The Wildlife Trust’s 30 Days Wild challenge. It’s come around a lot quicker this year, it seems, and I was taken aback as I sat in the pub last night that today was the first day of June – Day One of the challenge.
So, for my first Random Act of Wildness, I planted the packet of wildflower seeds that The Wildlife Trust sent me with my pack!
Step One: Find a Pot That My Parents Aren’t Using.
My parents have a lot of potted plants in the garden, so I had to figure out which ones were a no-go as there was some sort of beautiful flower just waiting to appear through the compost, and which ones had been abandoned to the weeds.
I found one which had a few pesky weeds in and dug them out – it’s a rather nice shade of yellow!
Step Two: Plant!
I used to love gardening when I was younger, so I haven’t altogether forgotten how to sow seeds into a pot. But first, obligatory seed, trowel and compost picture to prove… something.
I carefully opened the packet under the watchful eye of an Eurasian Collared Dove (not pictured as he/she was rudely hooting at me from my neighbour’s roof and I didn’t want to look like I was trying to take pictures of their house…) and scattered the seeds into the compost.
As I was increasingly aware of the dove’s presence, I quickly covered the seeds with a little more compost and watered slightly. I just hope mr/mrs Dove decides my seeds aren’t worth pursuing and goes elsewhere for tea.
Step Three: Job’s A Good’un!
Now we play the waiting game! I really hope that these seeds manage to take and I get a lovely pot of wildflowers to look after for the summer. I’ll be posting periodic updates on my social media pages, so make sure you follow me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to find out how my little flowers are getting on!
Here’s to another fun year of participating in #30DaysWild! Are you joining me?