Turning a lawn into a wildflower patch
I have a patch of lawn in which I'd like to grow wildflowers, but am a bit confused about various things:
1) do I have to lift the turf and start from scratch?
2) can I mix it with bulb planting? If so, does that make a difference to the sort of wildflowers I plant?
3) I've read that annual wildflowers dont' seed themselves very well in grassy areas, and that I'll just end up with perennial wildflowers..
4) in the May issue of Gardeners World, Monty says on P109 that he doesn't mow his long grass till July, but then on P128 (I think) we are advised to mow perennial wildflower patches now. But what if there is a mixture of annual and perennial flowers?
Please can anyone share some practical experience with me?