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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. 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
  2. Friday, 10 October 2014 10:41:26 Europe/London

    Most gardeners would agree that banks and slopes can be difficult to  plant up and manage.  Wildflower meadow planting is low maintenance and looks amazing, but does it work on a slope?  This blog post looks at the pros and cons of planting wild flowers on a slope.

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    • Posted By: Angela Lambert
  3. Wednesday, 8 October 2014 11:16:47 Europe/London

    A new report from IUCN has placed a surprising number of Englands wild flower species on to the Red List.  That means that a fifth of our wildflowers are threatened with extinction. Which is a worry, when you consider how important wildflowers are to biodiversity in this green and pleasant land

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    • Posted By: Angela Lambert
  4. Thursday, 14 August 2014 13:35:29 Europe/London

    What is a weed? Humans and wildflive have very different ideas of what is a weed and what is a useful plant.  Fred Hilsdon cytes some examples of wildlife friendly plants that are wrongly considered to be weeds.

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    • Posted By: Fred Hilsdon
  5. Tuesday, 1 July 2014 12:09:59 Europe/London

    Fred Hilsdon shares photographs of some of the more unusual wild flowers found on our farm in Northamptonshire.

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    • Posted By: Angela Lambert
  6. Friday, 24 January 2014 13:07:58 Europe/London

    It's easy to find plants that thrive in sunshine but perennial plants that like shade are more difficult to source.  Here is a list of wild flower plants that will tolerate part shade.

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    • Posted By: Angela Lambert
  7. Friday, 11 October 2013 10:56:18 Europe/London

    The term "wildflower meadow" has been used a lot lately, on TV, in the newspapers, in parks and gardens;  But what exactly is a wildflower meadow and how does it fit in to a modern garden.

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    • Posted By: Angela Lambert
  8. Monday, 7 October 2013 09:13:38 Europe/London

    A wild flower meadow will almost manage itself through the summer months, but in autumn there are a few jobs that can help improve the floral display for the next summer.

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    • Posted By: Angela Lambert
  9. Friday, 4 October 2013 09:25:36 Europe/London

    Angela, an avid reader, has built up quite a library of wild flower books.  Here are just five of her favourite titles.

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    • Posted By: Angela Lambert
  10. Thursday, 19 September 2013 09:51:34 Europe/London

    Seasonal photographs of wild flowers on our farms in Norfolk and Northamptonshire

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    • Posted By: Fred Hilsdon
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