Protecting a newly seeded wildflower area

Kinclad
Seedling
Seedling
Kinclad
Seedling
Seedling
Joined: 12:44 AM - Jan 13, 2004

11:59 AM - Apr 22, 2004 #1

I have just purchased a good selection of seeds from Secret Seeds (very good value and service) and I wish to sow them straight into our wildflower area. I spoke to the guy at Secret Seeds and he said that for the selection I have purchased its not a problem apart from the birds and mice getting to them.
I haven't really got the time to grow them into plugs then replant so I really would like to sow outside now, has anyone any good suggestions on keeping the birds etc away ?
Should I stake around the outside and then apply some sort of mesh ? If so what type of mesh ? or has anyone any other ideas ?
Thanks in advance for any assistance,
Mark.
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scotia10
Herbaceous Perennial
Herbaceous Perennial
scotia10
Herbaceous Perennial
Herbaceous Perennial
Joined: 2:12 AM - Jun 24, 2003

12:14 PM - Apr 22, 2004 #2

Horticultural fleece would fit the bill.
Apart from protecting from birds, it offers other things such as some thermal insulation. It is re-usable, can be used elsewhere as shading, is light, easily washed if you want to.
Generally good value for money.
It comes by the metre in various widths. I find 2 metre wide the most versatile.
http://www.thegardenersalmanac.co.uk
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