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HOW TO MAKE - a wildflower habitat in layers

Updated: Mar 21, 2022

Making a wildflower meadow, or even a wildflower 'area' is not as expensive as you might think, using our super-plugs. It really does depend on your plot size. This should help:

MINI - My plot is literally a 'patch' no bigger than a double-bed

SMALL - My plot is no bigger than a single garage foot-print

MIDI - My plot is no bigger than a tennis court

LARGE - My plot is no bigger than half a soccer pitch (1 acre)

X-LARGE - My plot is bigger than this


MINI (you need 30-60 plants in total for a great show over 10 months of the year)


Estimated cost over 8 months (our plants only) = £40-£70 + small delivery charges

Estimated cost over 8 months (we do the planting) = £80-£140 free delivery

  1. Feb/Mar - prepare plot (we can do this). Plant 20 native mixed bulbs 'in the green' from our online market stall. Flowers Jan-Jun

  2. Apr - plant our annual wildflower box (30 plants). Flowers May-Oct

  3. Apr - plant a backbone selection of robust perennial wildflowers (5 plants). Flowers Apr-Oct

  4. Oct - cut back your wildflowers/meadow to 5cm (2.5in). Remove cuttings. Water if dry weather.

  5. Oct - plant remaining selection of favourite perennial wildflowers (5 plants). Flowers Apr-Oct 2023

Your meadow will flourish again in 2023 and beyond.


SMALL (you need 120 plants in total for a great show over 10 months of the year)


Estimated cost over 8 months (our plants only) = £170 + small delivery charges

Estimated cost over 8 months (we do the planting) = £300 free delivery

  1. Feb/Mar - prepare plot (included if we are planting). Plant 30 native mixed bulbs 'in the green' from our online market stall. Flowers Jan-Jun

  2. Apr - plant our annual wildflower box (30 plants). Flowers May-Oct

  3. Apr - plant a backbone selection of robust perennial wildflowers (30 plants). Flowers Apr-Oct

  4. Oct - cut back your wildflowers/meadow to 5cm (2.5in). Remove cuttings. Water if dry weather.

  5. Oct - plant remaining selection of favourite perennial wildflowers (30 plants). Flowers Apr-Oct 2023

Your meadow will flourish again in 2023 and beyond.


MIDI (you need 300+ plants in total for a great show over 10 months of the year)


To spread the cost and the joy we can do this project over 1 year!

Estimated cost over 14 months (our plants only) = £330 + small delivery charges

Estimated cost over 14 months (we do the planting) = £500 free delivery

  1. Feb/Mar - prepare plot (included if we are planting). Plant 75 native mixed bulbs 'in the green' from our online market stall.

  2. Apr - plant 2 of our annual wildflower box (60 plants)

  3. Apr - plant a backbone selection of robust perennial wildflowers (50 plants)

  4. Oct - cut back your wildflowers/meadow to 5cm (2.5in). Remove cuttings. Water if dry weather.

  5. Oct - plant remaining selection of favourite perennial wildflowers (50 plants).

  6. Apr - plant 1 of our annual wildflower boxes (30 plants) and top up perennials (50 plants in new varieties better suited to established meadows), following spring top-cut

Your meadow will flourish again in 2023 and beyond.


LARGE (you need 500+ plants in total for a great show over 10 months of the year)


To spread the cost and the joy we can do this project over 1 year!

Estimated cost over 14 months (our plants only) = £560 + small delivery charges

Estimated cost over 14 months (we do the planting) = £780 free delivery

  1. Feb/Mar - prepare plot (included if we are planting). Plant 75 native mixed bulbs 'in the green' from our online market stall.

  2. Apr - plant 2 of our annual wildflower box (60 plants)

  3. Apr - plant a backbone selection of robust perennial wildflowers (100 plants)

  4. Oct - cut back your wildflowers/meadow to 5cm (2.5in). Remove cuttings. Water if dry weather.

  5. Oct - plant remaining selection of favourite perennial wildflowers (100 plants).

  6. Apr - plant 2 of our annual wildflower boxes (60 plants) and top up perennials (100 plants in new varieties better suited to established meadows), following spring top-cut

Your meadow will flourish again in 2023 and beyond.


X-LARGE (you need 1000 plants per 2 acres in total for a great show over 10 months of the year)


To spread the cost and the joy we can do this project over 18 months!

Estimated cost over 18 months (our plants only) = £860 + small delivery charges

Estimated cost over 18 months (we do the planting) = £1,195 free delivery

  1. Feb/Mar - prepare plot (included if we are planting). Plant 150 native mixed bulbs 'in the green' from our online market stall.

  2. Apr - plant 3 of our annual wildflower box (90 plants)

  3. Apr - plant a backbone selection of robust perennial wildflowers (250 plants)

  4. Oct - cut back your wildflowers/meadow to 5cm (2.5in). Remove cuttings. Water if dry weather.

  5. Oct - plant remaining selection of favourite perennial wildflowers (250 plants).

  6. Apr - plant 2 of our annual wildflower boxes (60 plants) and top up perennials (200 plants in new varieties better suited to established meadows), following spring top-cut

Your meadow will flourish again in 2023 and beyond.

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