How to plant a Wildflower meadow

In this article we describe how to plant a wildflower meadow using 3 different methods.

How to plant a Wildflower meadow
Wildflowers in summer

When and how to plant a Wildflower meadow with a grass and wildflower mix

The most common method is to sow a mixture of wildflower seeds and meadow grass. This approach is generally used whenever it is possible to fully clear any existing vegetation and then prepare a bare weed -free seed bed. It is generally regarded as the most cost effective method  for medium sized areas and above. Browse our range of Wildflower and meadow grass mixtures


 When and how to plant a Wildflower meadow with a pure wildflower mix

When it is not possible to clear the existing vegetation it may be necessary to over-seed using pure wildflower seed. This method is generally less reliable and is only  appropriate for  low fertility sites that are already vegetated with fine growing meadow grasses and perhaps a few wildflowers. In any event the existing grass should always be cut very short before over-sowing with wildflower seed. To prevent the grasses from smothering emerging seedlings, regular cutting would then need to be maintained until the wildflowers have established. View our range of 100% Wildflower mixtures.


When and how to plant a Wildflower meadow with wildflower plug plants

A third alternative is the introduction of wildflower plant plugs. This approach is usually more costly and labour intensive but has the advantage of giving any  wildflowers a head start and can offer quicker, more reliable results. This method is generally more suitable for smaller areas such as mini- meadows or flowering lawns. It is also useful on soils with high fertility, where there maybe a lot of competition from other plants and weeds that can not be removed.

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The Wildflower Garden in January

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Traveller’s Joy or Old man’s beard

The Wildflower Garden in January

Although traditional gardeners often dread mid winter, a wildflower garden can be a place of fascination at this time of year. By early month it should already be possible to hear great tits singing. Their song, a repetitive and metallic “tea cher” “tea cher” is one of the first signs that spring is approaching. Read more

Wildflower Garden ideas for November

 

Wildflower garden ideas
Guelder Rose

Wildflower garden ideas

November is the month when everything falls silent in the wildflower garden. The early part of the month is dominated by the wide array of autumn colours that appear in our woodlands and hedgerows. The exact timing and degree of colouration is dependent on weather conditions, with frost, rainfall and autumn gales all playing a part. Read more

Bulk wildflower seeds

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communal wildflife area sown with our wetland wildflower mix

Buying Wildflower seeds for large areas

If you are wondering where to buy wildflower seeds in bulk, you have reached the right place. Here at wildflowers uk we sell all of our wildflower seeds and wildflower seed mixes by weight, which enables us to offer greater discounts for bulk wildflower seeds and bulk wildflower seed mixes. Read more