Explore our expert guides with everything you need to know about UK native wildflower species, establishment and year on year management.
How to prepare a wildflower seedbed
Knowing how to prepare a wildflower seedbed properly will increase the growth of your wildflowers and will ensure they each have enough space to grow. It also helps your wildflowers get their even share of air, water and sunlight to thrive as best they can throughout the season.
When to plant wildflower seeds
Knowing when to plant wildflower seeds not only ensures your seeds have the right conditions to germinate but also means you will know when to expect them to bloom. Your wildflowers will provide beautiful blooms if you plant your seeds at the right time of year, prepare the soil to create the perfect seedbed and pick the right seed mix for your garden!
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.
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.
How to create a wildflower meadow
Wildflowers add a range of colours, exciting shapes and pleasant smells that sweep across your garden, catching the eye of onlookers. It is also where local wildlife will flourish, appealing to bees, birds, bugs, butterflies, and wild birds, and it can be a wildlife haven for you and the whole family to enjoy.
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!
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.
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.
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.