Wildflowers

Wildflowers

Explore our expert guides with everything you need to know about UK native wildflower species, establishment and year on year management.

  1. Why should I sow wildflower seeds?

    Why should I sow wildflower seeds?

    Why should you sow wildflower seeds in your garden? Wildflower meadows, or an area of your garden devoted to wildflower growth is a beautiful addition to your garden that benefits your local wildlife. We believe it is important to preserve nature and encourage biodiversity, in this post we talk about the best times to sow wildflower seeds and how it helps birds, bees, and other pollinators.

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  2. Can you just throw wildflower seeds?

    Can you just throw wildflower seeds?

    Wildflowers are a fantastic addition to any garden. They are vibrantly beautiful and provide food for pollinators like bees and butterflies, as well as other insects. These hardy plants don’t require much to succeed, and they can be planted at any time of the year. However, many people believe you can just throw the wildflower seeds down and they will grow, but some preparation is required before planting begins.

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  3. Can I sow wildflowers in winter?

    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 sow wildflower seeds this late in the year and if sowing wildflowers in winter is even a good idea. In this post, we talk about preparation required and the benefits gained from wildflower seed sowing in this cold season.

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  4. How to manage your wildflower meadow

    How to manage your wildflower meadow

    Wildflowers – you sow them, you grow them, they bloom and… what next? Our guide will help you manage your wildflower meadow get your wildflower meadow blooming.

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  5. How to sow wildflower seeds in your garden

    How to sow wildflower seeds in your garden

    Wildflowers add a great variety of vibrant and versatile blooms to your garden, but that is not the only thing they offer! They are also a vital food source for bees and pollinators and provide year-round habitat for local wildlife, especially birds.

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  6. When to sow wildflower seeds

    When to sow wildflower seeds

    Although they are known for being low maintenance and easy to manage, wildflowers do require some attention, but before you begin to sow them you need to start with when is the best time to sow wildflowers.

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  7. How to sow yellow rattle

    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.

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  8. When and how often should I cut my wildflower meadow?

    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.

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  9. End of season wildflower meadow management

    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.

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  10. What wildflower mix should I sow?

    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!

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