From August 2015

Wildflowers for Shade

Wildflowers for shade
Wildflowers for shade

Generally speaking there are many wildflowers for shade but few that will grow well where conditions are extremely dark . This is evident in woodland glades and clearings, where there is often a much more diverse range of flora than in darker areas of the same wood, shaded by a broad tree canopy.

To encourage the establishment of wildflowers in Read more

How to grow Wild Daffodil from Bulbs

How to grow Wild Daffodil from Bulbs
Wild daffodils

Wild Daffodil bulbs can be introduced into their permanent planting positions in autumn. If the weather prevents planting, then bulbs should be stored in a very dry, cool shady place and well spaced out until things improve. Stored carefully in this way, Wild Daffodil bulbs should keep for a long period but if stored in a damp atmosphere the bulbs will rapidly turn soft. Read more

Growing Cornfield annuals

 

How to grow cornfield annuals
Cornfield annual seed mix

To grow a  mixture of cornfield annual wildflowers you will need to create an area of bare soil. Unlike areas sown with perennial wildflower mixes, the soil does not need to be particularly poor, in fact cornfield annual seed mixes will often give a better display where there is a reasonable degree of fertility in the soil.  Read more

How to grow wildflowers in grass

how to grow wildflowers in grass

Q: Can Wildflowers be grown in grass ?

A: Yes but the success of this technique is limited and depends on the growing conditions and the type of grassland into which the Wildflower seed is being introduced. Generally fine growing meadow grasses are required that do not grow too rapidly or tall. Read more

Wildflowers for banks

Wildflowers for banks
Meadow Cranesbill and Meadowsweet on canal bank

 

Q:  Is it possible to establish Wildflowers on a River bank?

A: Riverbanks are generally rich in vegetation and often contain a build up of nutrients.
They should be sown or planted in the same way as fertile soils on arable land. An addition problem is the steepness meaning they are usually inaccessible for regular cutting.

We suggest the following guidelines: Read more

When to sow wildflowers

Q:  When is the best time to  sow wildflowers?

A: Wildflower seeds can be sown at any time of year but the best time is generally spring or autumn. Some wild flower seeds such as cowslip and Primrose seeds require  prolonged periods of cold to trigger germination, a process known as stratification.

The best time to sow Wildflower Seeds such as these,  Read more