Glorious Woodlands will start seeding your wildflower meadow in autumn, as this is the best time to seed. To prepare the ground before seeding, Glorious Woodlands will strip the grass and topsoil and remove any weeds. It is essential to do this before seeding so we will make sure this is completed before autumn. Wildflower meadows grow on unproductive soil and have permanent grass which can be intertwined with seasonal plants such as poppies. Wildflowers are ideal in most large spaces as both flat and sloping land is ideal for growing a range of flowers.
Plants for your wildflower meadow:
Plants for your wildflower plot include:
Birds-foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) which is important for common blue butterfly caterpillars,
Common sorrel which is important for small copper butterfly caterpillars,
Cowslip (Primula veri)
Field scabious (Knautia arvensis)
Hoary plantain (Plantago media)
Greater and common knapweed (Centaurea nigra)
Lady’s bedstraw (Galium verum)
Meadow buttercup (Ranunculus acris)
Ox-eye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)
Red clover (Trifolium pratense)
And many others too!
During the first growing season, Glorious Woodlands will cut the wildflower meadow in midsummer. After the first growing season, it is better to change the time of year which you mow each time. This is to make sure some plants don’t start to dominate the meadow. Spot weeding might be necessary as and when, Glorious Woodlands can do this as part of a maintenance plan.