What’s more beautiful than a meadow in full flower? Sowing your own wildflower patch! Sadly, most of our natural fields have vanished, but you can recreate one in your garden. You don’t have to have a lot of space – just a small patch of the flowering meadow will provide gorgeous summer colour for your garden, as well as food for butterflies, bees, little birds and other wildlife. And since you don’t need to mow it every week, you’ll have much more time to sit and enjoy it.
How to make a wildflower meadow
- Sow in early spring.
- Before sowing, clear the soil of weeds, dig it over and rake it level, so that the surface of the ground has a delicate, crumbly texture.
- Sow your annual wildflower mix evenly across the surface and tread it in gently to ensure good contact with the soil.
- If necessary, net the area to protect the seed from birds.
- Water regularly while seeds are germinating and young seedlings are getting established.
- In late summer once flowering has finished, either collect the seed for re-sowing next year or leave the meadow standing until the seeds have fallen naturally.
- Cut the meadow down with a strimmer, scythe or shears and clear away the cuttings.
Give yourself and your garden wildlife a treat this year and sow a wildflower meadow patch in the garden. You’ll be reaping the rewards for years to come.
In stock, we have a range of wild flower mixes perfect for creating mini meadows.