The wild flower project
We have a main growing area for vegetables and another for fruit as well as a number of apple and pear trees onsite, other than that the rest of the space is covered in various shrubs and a number of trees. There is also a wildlife area which has a bog and a number of inscect and small mammal houses.
To prepare the bare areas of the garden for the sowing of wildflower seed and selective planting of plug plants. These areas usually get dominated but cooch grass as the season moves on.
We used a number of resources to put the plan in place, we are part of the grow wild initative run buy Kew gardens who have provided us with lots of information and a number of seeds. We are also supported by the Permaculture assosiation uk and as part of their we love living campain provided us with wildflower seedballs. We also used wildflower seed which had been donated to the groups community seedbank and had a couple of special packets of seed one being marginal wildflowers which we planted in the bog area and the other being a mix of wild edible leaves, roots and shoots which we sowed in one of the raised beds.
There were seven of us in total on the sowing day, which meant we were able to get all the areas earmarked prepared and sown....Im really looking forward to seeing it all in bloom, thankyou everyone who came down and helped out
The Grow Wild Project
The We Love Living project
The Permaculture Assosiation UK
List of Wild flowers in the UK
The British Flora assosiation guide to planting wild flowers
The guide above is a great resource full of useful info but they do promote the use of herbisides which we as a group do not