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Wildflower guide

If you want to create a sweeping wildflower meadow, then plant 4 wildflowers per metre and watch as it self-seeds and matures. The wildflowers we grow at buy-trees-online are selected as those which are unlikely to germinate without specialist nursery help, or which can do with a little help with establishment. Each wildflower is grown in our easyplant root system which has a narrowed container, making them very easy to plant and guaranteed not to be pot bound. Unlike many shop-bought plants, our plants and wildflowers are easy to plant and establish.

This is a great project for anyone with a bit of land which they want to look naturalistic with wildflowers but which will also help supress weeds. Beautiful, low maintenance and loved by bees, what's stopping you establishing your own wildflower meadow?

For specific guidance, look at the type of ground each wildflower likes and plant a mixture. However, nature will dictate what it likes and one of the most popular methods of planting wildflowers is simply to choose a random mixture of wildflowers which take your fancy and plant them randomly throughout the area. They will self-seed and self-select till their heart's content and your wildflower meadow will become more beautiful and packed as each season passes.

Lesser Knapweed

Centaurea nigra

The lesser knapweed flowers are abosolutlely adored by bees and butterflies.

lesser knapweed wildflower thistle