Wednesday, July 18, 2018

07 Aug

How to Create your own Mini-Meadow!

This month is all about the Olympics and as you know the Olympic park is full to the brim with meadows. The park’s meadows include both native and non-native plants. Key plants at the Olympic park include Cornflowers, Marigolds and Chrysanthemums.

We love the stunning meadows in the Olympic park, they’re perfect for attracting wildlife and look wonderfully natural.

Planting a mini-meadow is extremely easy, simply sow seeds without a structure or plan in one part of your garden. Meadow ‘weeds’ such a poppies, corn flowers and corn marigolds are beautiful mixed together and will grow in disturbed soil so rake away!

Other flowers to include in your meadow are ox-eye daisies, yellow rattle, red clover and cowslips. These flowers mixed with bright green grass create the perfect meadow. 

If you don’t have space for a mini – meadow in your garden why not try to create a meadow pot. This sun-loving pot will still attract butterflies and bees into your garden while brightening up your patio or balcony. Meadows are traditionally a mix of colours but in a more controlled environment like your garden you can choose certain shades.

If you want to include as many colours as possible choose a mixture from the plants mentioned above. If, however, you want a pastel colour theme try planting perennial knapweed and paler common mallow.

Let us know if you’ve created a mini-meadow and post your photos on our Facebook wall here!


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