Discover the whimsical world of wildflowers and what it takes to sow them, grow them and love them year on year!
Can I sow wildflowers in winter?
Spring and autumn are hailed as the best times to sow wildflower seeds and for good reason – but if you have left your sowing a little late you may be wondering if there’s still an opportunity to add your wildflower seeds in now.
How to make wildflower seed bombs
We know how hard it can be to keep your kids entertained whilst trying to limit their screen time. So, what if there was an activity that was inexpensive and combined fun, learning and the great outdoors?
How to sow wildflower seed in autumn
Autumn is an excellent time to sow wildflower seed for a number of reasons such as less threat of birds gobbling your seed up, more availability of rainwater to keep your seedbed moist thanks to our UK weather and last but not least – an earlier sowing results in an earlier showing.
How to create a nature-friendly lawn in lockdown
Lockdown in the UK has restricted a lot of our travel to not much further than our own gardens and some of us may be looking for ways to make our own green neck of the neighbourhood that much more enjoyable.
4 things to consider when sowing wildflowers
Sowing and maintaining a wildflower meadow is one of the simplest and most rewarding gardening tasks you can undertake but there are a few things that are useful to know before venturing into the world of wildflowers.
New Year, New Lawn: Your New Year lawn resolutions!
Every year we make New Year’s resolutions that often don’t last past January because we always try to accomplish too much, too soon! Most of us will try to do a little less of one thing, and a little more of something else.
Wildflower 101: What makes a British wildflower meadow?
Many folks have their own ideas of what makes a quintessentially British wildflower meadow – what species it should contain and how it should ultimately look.
Should I add Yellow Rattle to my wildflower meadow?
Often described as ‘the meadow maker’ Yellow Rattle is continuously praised for its ability to weaken grasses in a meadow to allow wildflower blooms to, well, bloom!
Bee-autiful: 10 wildflowers that bees love
It is true that bees in need will visit most wildflowers to rest their weary wings and power up on their pollen, but just like us, bees have their favourite flowers and a preference for their very favourite plants. But it’s not just bees being picky - there is a bit of a science to it!
Growing wild with the Wildlife Trust!
Back in July, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s Youth Wildlife Team got in touch with us as they were tasked to revamp a natural play area as part of their year-long programme Tomorrow’s Natural Leaders. As the area was mostly in woodlands, our Shaded Area Wildflower mix had caught their eye – but we couldn’t let them just try that, so we donated a few of our other mixes!