WILD BY DESIGN
Low maintenance and low cost, you can fill an empty plot with wildflowers just months after you sow the seeds usually in spring, although autumn is fine too.
But it’s not just a case of scattering your seeds and wandering off. A little wildflower garden is, in fact, quite contrived.
Sow the seeds for tall flowers, such as foxglove or Queen Anne’s lace, at the back of your beds, while ground-clingers, such as chamomile with its charming little white daisies, and lawn thyme with its tiny lavender buds, are lost if not placed in front.
And it’s not all about the flowers. Ornamental grasses with soft, slender leaves and long feathery flower stems – such as silver grass (Miscanthus sp) or fountain grass
(Pennisetum sp) – add volume, interest and a different texture.