I have had some success in Oxford with a flowery meadow from seed; so lovely was it that I felt compelled to paint it, and it led me in a circle via landscape design back to painting.
But last year I sowed a strip of 'Bohemian Rhapsody' a mix from Moles Seeds which I had seen in glorious flower in Ayrshire at Culzean Castle - I was enchanted - and so perhaps was the castle, because my careful attempts here came to nothing!
I have had a lot more success with the mini meadow (see 9 June 2010) where I just let the grass grow and popped in a few cornflower and poppy plugs. Shall I sow the Bohemian Rhapsody in plugs and put more than usual into the mini meadow and see how that works? It could look a bit too contrived as the flowers already in there are all native to the area - or am I getting too purist about it?
I'll only know how it will look if I try it.
There's always something to learn in gardening - one of the reasons I love it I suppose!