This year, in my 'courtyard' garden I have planted two large containers with Cornflowers trying to get a more natural feel to the area. It has worked reasonably well except they do grow a little tall and have to have a bit of discreet staking to stop them 'flopping'. Unfortunately, they are rarely seen as a wild flower in the countryside any more - but, together with Corncockles and Poppies in a field of corn - it must have been quite a sight. Early in the 20th century it was commonplace to see all these plants - but what with intensive farming and pesticides they are now rarer than hens teeth. Shame on us!