Lawn to Wild Flowers

NewBoy2NewBoy2 Posts: 1,018

I want to change a part of my lawn to a PERMANENT area for wild flowers

Not this current fad for chucking some seeds about for the birds to eat

? Which flowers do I use and how do I give them the best chance of becoming PERMANENT

Advice please friends

 

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICTPosts: 12,664

    Which type of wildflower meadow are you hoping to develop? There are two main styles

     

    https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=436

     

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  • NewBoy2NewBoy2 Posts: 1,018

    I will read this and come back pansy

    Never change Tigers in Mid Stream
  • LandlubberLandlubber Posts: 396

    yes, I would like to do that too..... checking online.....image

  • philippa smith2philippa smith2 Posts: 6,326

    Plugs of wildflowers seem to be used more successfully than just scattering the seed.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 25,198

    Apart from Yellow Rattle, scattering seed in grass is very unreliable

  • bookmonsterbookmonster Posts: 250

    Read up on which are most suitable for your soil type, cut the grass short and get some plugs. Loads of useful websites out htere.

     

  • Plugs are probably your best bet, Naturescape have a good selection and are reasonably priced. I have a wild flower area planted from plugs and every year I just cut everything back around March time and it grows back again every year and soon turns into a wild jungle! Mine is purely plants rather than grass as well though and it grows about 2ft+ tall so probably not the look you're going for :D

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