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Sowing wildflower seeds into a lawn

We have finally given up trying to re-create centre court at Wimbledon and decided to create a wild flower meadow in the most infertile areas of a lawn. We have raked it, cut it very short and raked it again. So what advice can anyone provide as to the following:

Seeds or plugs, flower type, level of prep required, bets times to plant.



  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,376

    The only thing I'd seed into a lawn is yellow rattle which I'd do in autumn. All else I'd grow in pots or a garden plot and transplant when large enough to compete with the grass.

  • Thanks for the comment. The ground is very infertile and the grass doesn't grow in the areas chosen. Being an impatient sort of chap what about if I rake the surface so its almost bare?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,376

    Nothing to lose except seed. I'd start a few of each in pots at the same time, then you can plant them later if needed.

    Don't forget that a lot of the seeds sold as wild flower mixes, poppies, cornflowers, corncockles etc, are not grassland plants. They're arable land plants that grow in turned soil alongside the cereal crops

  • Jim MacdJim Macd Posts: 750

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