Flower Fail

I’m not having much luck growing flowers on Millie’s grave. I used one of those wildflower packs that contain a mix of seeds and compost. I followed all the instructions, put copper bands down to keep the slugs off, and watered the soil regularly. I also kept a close eye on Pearl to make sure she didn’t dig it up. But no plants have appeared.


Sorry about the paw prints – I just couldn’t resist!

I’m the first to admit I’m rubbish at gardening, but wildflowers are supposed to be easy. The clue is in ‘wild’. If they can grow on their own in the wild, they should surely grow when I plant them in my garden. It’s not as if the soil is poor; everything else in the garden is going viral. I have a wonderful crop of brambles and stingies!


It could be that the garden belongs wholly to the nature spirits, and I must be content with what they choose to give me.


Or maybe those ‘easy’ wildflower packs are just a con.

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14 Responses to Flower Fail

  1. Sorry to see the wildflower seeds aren’t turning into flowers Annabelle, maybe try a small rose bush or another flowery shrub that’s safe for Pearl? Much love to you both from all of us here 😘🐾💖🐾 xxx

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  2. Emma Cownie says:

    Perhaps the soil is too cold right now and you will have more luck when it warms up?

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  3. Willow Croft says:

    I put a whirlygig on my cat Cricket’s grave, and a little solar-power butterfly light. And seashells. (I’m not good at gardening either.)

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  4. kevin cooper says:

    I had the exact same problem with my parents grave. Wildflowers won’t even take.

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