We’ve put together a mix of 45 native British wildflowers and grasses that will encourage a wide variety of wildlife into your garden.
Besides being a joy to share your space with, Garden Birds and Bees Meadowmat has many features to actively support biodiversity.
What’s not to like?
Meadowmat, it’s an ingenious outdoor landscaping material that helps you to grow a mature wildflower meadow in the least time possible. It’s far more reliable than sowing seed and quicker and easier than plugplanting. Think of Meadowmat as a flower garden on a roll. Lay Meadowmat in a similar way to lawn turf, but maintain it like a wildflower meadow.
It’s easy to look after Garden Birds and Bees Meadowmat. Once it has established it can be left to grow unchecked all through spring, summer and autumn. There’s no need for mowing, feeding, deadheading or pest control. Mother Nature will take care of everything for you. Towards the end of winter, (usually late February) or when all of the seed heads have been eaten by birds. Cut your Garden Birds and Bees Meadowmat back to a height of 10 – 15 cm and take away all of the clippings. Sometimes, during a wet mild summer, you may find that some of the plants fall over – if this happens, simply trim them back to tidy them.
For more detailed information on installing and maintaining Garden Birds and Bees Meadowmat please visit the blog and the knowledgebase sections of our website.
Garden Birds and Bees Meadowmat prefers to grow in full sun and moist, but well drained low fertility soil. It is happy on level surfaces or slopes. Happiest in a fairly neutral pH but will tolerate all but the most acidic or alkaline soils.
For best results, install your Garden Birds and Bees Meadowmat onto Meadowmat Low Fertility Soil. Ordinary garden soil is usually high in the plant nutrients that grasses love. It is quite likely that after a few months the grasses will become so strong that they outcompete many of the flowering plants. The result will be a beautifully grassy meadow but with less colour than you perhaps hoped for.
Please note, percentages refer to the weight of the seed in the growing mix and do not necessarily reflect the proportions of mature plants.
Native grasses look great alongside wildflowers. Not only that, they provide dense soil coverage to preserve water in the soil. Grasses also provide shelter for insects, food for birds and perches for butterflies:
For a colourful display that provides lots of pollen and nectar to support beneficial insects all the way from early spring to late autumn.