In the areas sown last the flowers are still blooming (there was a month between the first seeds sown and the last), providing a welcome burst of colour.
The last few weeks of wind and rain have flattened much of the flower growth, which has at last exposed the trees for us to see. I'm happy to report that the success rate has been amazing; every tree i checked today was alive :-)
There does appear to be a diference in the growth of trees in different parts of the field. It seems likely that the trees in the areas that were sown with meadow flowers first have grown slower than those where the seed was sown a month later. The extra light available to the trees surrounded by the later sown flowers in their early growing period seems to have made a noticeable difference. I'll report my findings to the woodland trust :-), but for anyone thinking of creating a version of this tree and flower planting i would reccomend holding off on sowing the flowers for as long as you can for optimum results.
Next year will be interesting to observe as all the flowers will come up at the same time as each other..
anyway enough of my ramblings, here's some pictures! :-)