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Saturday November 17 , 2018

Garden Wildflower Meadows - Stunning!

image15highres-BDWWildflower meadows may not be your first thought when thinking about what to plant in your garden but they do have a beauty and flexibility that makes them a worthy inclusion in your considerations.  If you're looking for impact but low maintenance for instance a wildflower meadow definitely fits the bill. 

The wildflower turf that we are working with is made up of over 30 native wildflowers but unlike the annual wildflower meadows that you may be already familiar with this wildflower meadow will come back year after year as long as it gets its autumn cut and clear.  It will probably look different every year too depending on the weather conditions prevalent at the time.  It will also change throughout the growing season as different species flower at different times. Annual wildflower meadows are hard work to maintain - this wildflower turf is not and while it may not be considered as 'pretty' as an annual wildflower meadow by some it still has a visual impact that can be stunning.  Add to that the benefits of wildflower meadows to wildlife, especially our pollinators, and you have an option available to you that can add a gorgeously different dimension to your garden.

Here are just some of the species included in the wildflower turf we're working with:

autumn-hawkbitAutumn Hawkbit (Scorzoneroides autumnalis (Leontodon autumnalis)). 

Yellow flowers from June to October, grows to about 20-35mm high.

It's a great late nectar source; pollinated mainly by bees.

 birdsfoottrefoilBird's Foot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)

Yellow flowers from May to September, grows to approximately 30cm high.

Nectar rich, it attracts bees, butterflies and moths.

 commonknapweedCommon Knapweed (Centaurea nigra)

Well recognised deep pink multi-petal flowers in June through to September.  Grows to a height of 100cm.

Great nectar source for butterflies and bees.  Finches eat the seeds in winter.

 FieldscabiousField Scabious (Knautia arvensis)

Blue/violet/lilac flowers in July through to September.  Grows to about 30-60cm high.

Good nectar plant for bees and butterflies.

 OxeyedaisyOxeye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)

Large white daisy flowers from May to September.  Grows to a height of 60-90cm.

Great nectar plant for butterflies and bees.

Blue Daisy are accredited partners of Wildflower Turf Ltd

Simple...

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Wildflower meadows are simple to install.

Simple Wildflower Meadows

Sustainable...

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Wildflower meadows are sustainable.

Sustainable Wildflower Meadows

Book your wildflower meadow appointment now!

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