Explore our expert guides with everything you need to know about UK native wildflower species, establishment and year on year management.
How to sow yellow rattle
Yellow rattle is often described as the ‘meadow maker’ due to its ability to weaken vigorous grasses within a meadow therefore allowing other wildflowers to flourish. As a result of this, it is a semi-parasitic wildflower plant as it soaks up and feeds off the nutrients that neighboring grasses need.
When and how often should I cut my wildflower meadow?
Wildflowers have a reputation for being considerably less maintenance than other garden flora – they don’t need regular feeding, watering or pruning, but in order for them to continue to be less maintenance and come back year on year with abundance, they do require mowing.
End of season wildflower meadow management
Whilst wildflowers have a longer blooming period than most garden flora, there does come a time when their blooms will begin to die off and it is time to think about mowing your meadow.
What wildflower mix should I sow?
If you’ve recently decided you’d like to try and sow some wildflowers – great, you’re in the right place!
How to establish a wildflower meadow
There are plenty of products on the market that promise an instantaneous meadow with very little preparation required. But, if you really want to establish a wildflower meadow that will last year after year, you must do the preparation first!
When should I sow wildflowers?
Wildflowers make a colourful addition to any garden and once sown, are extremely easy to maintain.
How to wildscape your lawn
Many of us ‘like’ the idea of wildflowers – their vibrant and versatile blooms, their ability to attract an array of bees and pollinators and their low maintenance characteristics. However, sometimes the narrative of whimsical wildflowers doesn’t quite fit in with your current aesthetic of a well-maintained lawn.
How to manage your wildflower meadow
Wildflowers – you sow them, you grow them, they bloom and… what next?
How to create your own wildflower garden
If you’ve ever watched, say, the Chelsea Flower Show and thought to yourself, ‘Gosh, wouldn’t a wildflower meadow be lovely?’ then you’re in the right place. Yes, wildflower meadows are lovely, and even lovelier than that - they are amazingly easy to look after.
How to sow wildflower seed
Wildflowers are well known and renowned for their low maintenance characteristics which make them a very attractive addition to most gardens. Whilst they require a little bit of initial prep work most of your effort will be required at the deciding stage of what wildflower mix to go for.