May 14, 2019
So, you've got some British wild flower seeds in your Christmas cracker! These are great to create a little wild flower garden or meadow, which are perfect for bees, insects and birds. Bees are very important for the eco system and indeed us, so as well as looking pretty, you're doing something really important. Our seeds are approved and recommend by the RHS. There are five varieties of seeds in your little pack, including Poppy, Cornflower, Corn Marigold - great colour added to your garden.
Wildflower meadows create spectacular colour and make a diverse environment that will be loved my birds and insects. They are perfect for bringing new life to an unused part of the garden.
Below are some helpful top tips for when to plant them and how to look after them.
WHEN TO SOW
March and April or August and September.
May to October
PREPARATION AND PLANTING (FOR SOIL)
Give your spare space a good weeding before sowing anything, as weeds will compete for light, space and food. Once you’ve removed everything, dig over the soil and firm it back down before raking it smooth.
Scatter your wildflower meadow seeds by hand. Rake in lightly and water thoroughly. If you’re particularly worried about birds eating them all, put some netting over the soil.
OTHER TOP TIPS
CONVERTING A LAWN INTO A WILDFLOWER MEADOW
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