Lyn..thanks for that
I chose pollinator lawn
I bought from these people because they supply councils and colleges and big sites and where I volunteer they had already sown the meadow and it looked great so I could see what mine was going to look like
I bought a cheap packet for about £9.00 previously from my overpriced GC which contained 5 types of blue flowers...corn something ...and only one type took and was not very hardy
I suppose we get what we pay for and lets see what comes up in April
Thanks again Lyn
1st - get rid of all the grass,
some websites say you can either leave it and it will miraculously become wildflower meadow (hogwash) or you just need to over seed (utter rubbish-and a total waste of seed) what you end up with if you do that is overgrown grass. (known in environmental conservation circles as rank grassland)
so remove the grass, you can either de-turf - the best idea as it remove the rich topsoil (and my preference) or weed kill and rotavate.
so in spring, once de-turfed you need to dig the soil over, wait a couple of weeks then hoe - this kills all the weed seedlings starting to grow then sow a decent wildflower and grass seed mix over the area (these grasses are not the same as lawn grasses)
if you have money to burn you can buy wildflower turf, but really seed is cheaper and easier.
As above I have already sowed so just need to wait until April but thanks for your post