Since the end of WWII, areas of traditional wildflower meadows have steadily declined. It is estimated that only approximately 15,000 hectares of unimproved grassland remain in the UK today. The good news is that this number is slowly but surely increasing. An increased awareness in society of the need to maintain valuable habitats for wildlife, especially pollinating insects, has driven a huge resurgence of interest in wildflowers.
You do not need to have acres of land to establish your own wildflower meadow. Even flower bed in the garden can provide a habitat for wildlife as well as filling your garden with colour – especially if sown with an annual flower seed mixture. Our range of mixtures is comprehensive and includes mixtures of UK native wildflower seed and grass seed to recreate a natural meadow, 100% pure wildflower seed which can be sown into existing areas of grassland and mixtures of non-native cultivated annual species which are guaranteed to bring some serious colour!
Wildflowers are perfect for pollinating insects! The Royal Horticultural Society is working to encourage pollinating plants to help reverse the decline in pollinating insects. The RHS produces a list of wildflowers which are ideal plants for pollinators – click on the link or the logo to learn more.
If you need some more information on grass seed, our Wildflower Establishment & Maintenance Guide is here to help. You will find all the details on our delivery service and our easy-to-use grass seed calculator which works out how much seed you need.