Wiggly Wigglers Competition

WIN A Selection of 12 Native Wildflower Pots Worth £30

Wiggly Wigglers Competition

Whatever size your garden is, wild flowers are a huge benefit and you can make a wild flower meadow in a couple of metres of space if you want to. Sometimes people worry that wild flowers only look good for a few months in the summer, but if your space allows, one of the best ways of making it look well looked after is to mow very neat paths through it and around it.

The benefits are brilliant for the wildlife and for you. Exchange all that grass-mowing time for a once-a-year trim and you can spend all those hours enjoying the amazing butterflies, hoverflies, and bees feasting on your patch.

Wiggly Wigglers’ Wildflowers in Pots are perfect to give your wild flower patch a great kickstart, they’re cheaper than wild flower turf, larger than plug plants and grow quicker than wild flower seed. Add these more mature plants to your borders or into your grass or meadow especially when you want to feature a particular plant.

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Getting the planting right
If you are considering creating a wild flower meadow you will need a sunny area where grass grows thinly and the soil is poor. The best wild meadows are sheep-grazed downlands on impoverished turf. Trying to create a meadow from an existing modern close-cut and fertilised lawn will need a lot of preparation, but it can be done by scarifying it and removing all the clippings as these would add unwanted nitrogen to the ground. All coarse perennial weeds need to be removed before you start. If too many nettles, docks and thistles dominate, they may take over and it is difficult to weed a newly sown wild flower meadow. Don’t expect much from new ground in the first year, but poppies and cornflowers are good species for first year pleasure.

Yellow Rattle is a good plant to introduce at an early stage as they are semi-parasitic on grass roots, and in themselves a very pretty flower and typical of hay meadows. Yellow rattle will reduce grass growth and help create a more ‘open’ sward, which in turn means more species of wild flower can be accommodated.

A wild flower meadow should not be cut until the seeds of the flowers have ripened, which will probably be in early August, and will then need a second cut before winter. All the mowings must be carted away.

Species to Consider (although the pack is a lucky dip)

Meadows

Wild Herbs

Marshy Areas or Ponds

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ENTER WIGGLY WIGGLERS’ COMPETITION BY SELECTING AN ENTRY OPTION IN THE BOX BELOW

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6 Responses to WIN A Selection of 12 Native Wildflower Pots Worth £30

  1. Edith Stockdale June 12, 2015 at 9:21 am #

    Want to win 12 wild flowers please.Thank you.

    • theflexitarian June 12, 2015 at 9:36 am #

      Thanks Edith. You need to enter your details in the widget above for your entry to be counted. Fingers crossed!

  2. GILL KNOWLES June 18, 2015 at 6:28 pm #

    I would love to win theses beautiful flowers. Thank you for the chance.

  3. jackie becket June 18, 2015 at 11:18 pm #

    would love to win and enhance my wildlife friendly garden

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