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MeadowMat Widflower Turf Blog

Have a browse of our posts to see what we've been up to in the world of turf!

  1. Tuesday, 7 June 2016 11:42:32 Europe/London

    How fussy ARE wild flowers? which ones will grow in my garden? Your questions answered

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    • Posted By: Angela Lambert
  2. Wednesday, 1 June 2016 15:20:03 Europe/London

    A new book provides an all-round view of designing and growing wildflowers in any sized plot.  Find out more....

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    • Posted By: Angela Lambert
  3. Friday, 13 May 2016 10:20:45 Europe/London

    Some photographs of wildflowers in May.  Some are in flower, some are in bud.  Lovely!

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    • Posted By: Angela Lambert
  4. Monday, 9 May 2016 13:34:58 Europe/London

    A rundown of all the wildflower species that feature in Meadowmat wildflower matting.  Got a favourite wild flower?  Find out which Meadowmat wild flower turf it features in.

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    • Posted By: Angela Lambert
  5. Friday, 13 November 2015 08:57:30 Europe/London

    Bee populations are in decline.  Here are five wildflowers that you can nurture to make sure your local bees are well fed all year round.

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    • Posted By: Angela Lambert
  6. Monday, 29 June 2015 09:07:06 Europe/London

    The clear yellow  flowers of Wood Avens are delightfully delicate and can be found in shady places throughout the UK.  Bees visit the flowers mainly for the pollen which is important for the healthy growth and development of all the baby bees in the colony.

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    • Posted By: Fred Hilsdon
  7. Monday, 22 June 2015 11:28:27 Europe/London

    It's not easy to find a grass vetchling flower, they're not particularly rare but they are tiny and to add to their disguise, the leaves are straplike and blend perfectly with the grasses they like to grow amongst.  Having said that, they're beautiful and worth looking out for.

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    • Posted By: Fred Hilsdon
  8. Tuesday, 16 June 2015 09:01:59 Europe/London

    Goats-beard, otherwise known as "John-go-to-bed-at-noon" is a pretty yellow member of the daisy family with a tendency to be difficult to spot.  Some lovely photographs in this blog-post from Q Lawns' Director Fred Hilsdon

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    • Posted By: Fred Hilsdon
  9. Monday, 8 June 2015 09:08:22 Europe/London

    Dog roses in the hedgerow are a sure sign that summer has come to the countryside.  Bees,  especially honey bees, seem to flock to the flowers as soon as they open. This blog post from Amy Hilsdon includes a cheeky recipe for rose-hip syrup.  A war-time staple given to children to boost their vitamin C intake

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    • Posted By: Amy Hilsdon
  10. Monday, 1 June 2015 09:32:20 Europe/London

    This weeks "wildflower of the week" is the common vetch.  It's delicate purple flowers are at their best at this time of the year. It may not be as showy as some of the garden flowers featured at Chelsea Flower Show recently but my goodness, this little plant works hard for the environment.

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    • Posted By: Fred Hilsdon
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