The Grow Wild team share their top tips to get your wild flower patch in order before the temperatures plummet…
- Wildflowers produce an abundance of seeds which can be collected and sown now or in the spring. Autumn sown seeds will flower a little earlier, so sowing at both times will extend your flowering period.
- Share seeds collected with friends and family too!
- Seed-heads are a source of food for birds and seed pods provide a habitat for insects, so leave lots around until the spring.
- Shake seed-heads out over gravel paths, between cracks in paving or at the bottom hedges for flowering in a variety of unexpected places.
- Spring flowering bulbs can still be planted and will extend the season of interest for wild flower patches.
- Dig out as much of the root of perennial weeds, such as dandelions, docks and nettles, as possible.
- Now is the time to give your meadow a mow using a strimmer or shears.