Traditional Meadowmat: A Wonderful Way To Support Wildlife
What Is Meadowmat?
Traditional Meadowmat is just one of a family of Meadowmat types designed to make wildlife gardening easier for you. What every type of Meadowmat has in common is that it is a pre-grown blanket of flowering plants and grasses designed to make it easy to bring nature into your garden.
Where To Use Traditional Meadowmat?
Traditional Meadowmat likes to grow in sunny places where the soil is well drained but impoverished. It’s great in gardens of all sizes, in parks and amenity areas, in school grounds (it’s a great educational tool), and even on roadside sites.
What Plants Are In Traditional Meadowmat?
There are 34 species of native plants in Traditional Meadowmat. Most of them are perennial which means that they’ll grow back year after year.
Species and proportions may vary depending on weather conditions and availability of seed. Once Meadowmat has established in your garden, the species mix will adapt to it’s new environment and you may find that your wild flower area will look delightfully different from year to year. That’s just one of the many charms of growing wild flowers.
How To Care For Traditional Meadowmat?
The joy of Traditional Meadowmat is that it needs very little maintenance. Provided that it’s been properly installed in the right conditions (poor soil, sunny spot) it’s very mild-mannered. All you need to do is let it grow and flower unchecked from late March onwards. When the flowers have finished blooming and the plants have set seed, cut the Meadowmat down to about 10 cm high and remove all of the clippings. It will look a bit dry and brown for a couple of weeks but will soon start to green up. Throughout autumn and winter, keep the area neat by mowing once or twice with the mower on its highest setting….try to avoid cutting it shorter than 10cm because you risk damaging the flowering plants.
What Other Types Of Meadowmat Are Available?
Traditional Meadowmat is not the only variety available. We also grow a mixture that is tailored to support birds and bees, one that is just right for a cottage garden and a shade tolerant version which is just right for growing in an orchard or at the base of a hedge. The newest Meadowmat in the range is Roof & Garden – perfect for creating a green roof.