When to plant wildflower seeds UK
Knowing when to plant wildflower seeds in the UK will help ensure they grow as best they can and enables you to plan ahead for when they bloom. For example, planting wildflower seeds in spring will bring colourful, sweet-smelling blooms in autumn, and if you plant them in autumn, you will see blooming flowers the following spring!
How to save your wildflower seed
There’s nothing quite like seeing your wildflower meadow in bloom and picking your favourites, so for this to happen every year you'll need to seed save.
How long does it take wildflowers to grow?
If you have recently sown wildflowers, we bet you can’t wait to see them burst into bloom and bring some vibrant colour to your garden! But how long does it take wildflowers to grow, and just when will you see that flourish of flowers finally appear?
When can I sow wildflower seed?
The best time to sow wildflower seeds is in autumn and spring. Sowing in autumn will bring spring blooms and sowing in spring will bring late summer blooms.
6 tips for creating a hedgehog friendly garden
Hedgehogs are cute little creatures, and even though we don’t often see them, they are on the move every night, exploring and foraging in our gardens for food. Below, we share some helpful tips for creating a hedgehog friendly garden to give one of the UK’s most-loved nocturnal adventurers an easier livelihood.
How to create a wildflower meadow
Wildflower meadows are not only easy to sow and grow, but also bring a vibrant burst of colour and amazing variety to your garden beds and borders – not to mention a hive of activity from busy bees and butterflies. So, keep reading for our useful guide on how to create a wildflower meadow!
10 facts about bees
The sweet smell of pollen lingers in the air, flowers are in bloom, and one of the planet’s hardest-working insects is very busy. What are we talking about? Bees, of course!
How to grow a wildflower garden
Filling your garden with colourful, joyful, sweet-smelling and pollinator-friendly flowers is one of the most rewarding things you can do. Seeing beautiful wildflowers in your yard and the amount of local wildlife they attract is a sight to behold and cherish! So, keep reading for some helpful advice if you’ve been wondering how to grow a wildflower garden or are interested in the idea.
The best wildflowers for bees
Bees are easily drawn to the bright colour, sweet-smell, and moreish taste of wildflowers. Whilst this may attract them initially, the main thing that matters is that they get their share of nectar to fuel their busy lifestyles. We’ve picked just a few of their favourites that you can plant in your garden to make them absolutely buzzing to be there!
Can wildflowers grow in shade?
We all strive to create the most beautiful garden within the space available to us. However, most gardens have areas shaded from the sun, causing them to struggle to flourish as well as others. In situations like this, we advise planting gorgeous woodland wildflowers since they grow incredibly well in the shade!