When you have a garden and spend a lot of time tending to it, of course you want to have a say in how it’s structured, what’s planted and what grows where… but there are lots of benefits associated with allowing part of your garden to grow wild and free, not least that it can make your outdoor spaces even more beautiful than before.
Growing wild flowers isn’t especially difficult either, so if you’re not as green-thumbed as you’d like this could be the way to go until you do get your gardening skills on point. To get going, stop feeding part of your garden in the way you normally would as fertiliser isn’t required for wild flowers to grow.
Decide what part of your garden you want to dedicate to wild flowers and then create a tidy path around it. Cut the grass at the start of October, which is when your wild flowers will have shed their seeds – and make sure you clear up afterwards or you’ll kill off lots of grasses that would look quite beautiful otherwise.
Once done, you need to grab your trug and trowel, and start planting your wild seeds. You can’t just chuck them on the grass and hope for the best – they won’t grow, but if you plant them properly you should see stunning flowers in next to no time.
Once your wild flower garden has taken shape, you’re going to see a huge array of different insects and wildlife turning up – especially bees and butterflies, so keep your cameras at the ready to show off your creations to the world.
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