Wildflower meadow next to pond
I'm still attempting to finalise what is going to be planted around the edge of the pond. I think I've settled for mostly evergreens (ferns, bergenias, carex evergold) to provide shelter for creatures, and the odd creeping thyme too.
At the front of the pond we've currently got a bare patch of soil where I initially dug it out as part of the flowerbeds. We then decided against having the flowerbed going in front of the pond and attempted to level it back. Our plan was to then sow grass seed there and let the grass grow long around the edge of the pond.
I've always been keen on having a wildflower meadow area but we have a relatively small garden so the idea got shelved. What we're now wondering is about creating a mini bank that slopes down from the rocks surrounding the pond (front edge only) were we can sow a mini wildflower meadow. My question is would this be successful for quite a narrow strip of area?
The second best option I guess would be to plant wildflower plug plants of a few varieties only, but I know that it is the meadow grasses that are very beneficial to the wildlife so I prefer the meadow approach.