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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, 16 May 2017 14:48:13 Europe/London

    Butterflies are an added bonus in any gardener and more than any other creature they verify that the gardener is doing a great job.  Find out in this blogpost how you can attract more butterflies to your garden.

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    • Posted By: Angela Lambert
  2. Wednesday, 24 July 2013 12:21:43 Europe/London

    Hedges, ditches and verges play an important part in wildlife conservation programs.  As farmers, we are concious of  how important it is to balance the production of good quality food with the need to support the wild creatures that enrich our lives and help to pollinate crops.

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    • Posted By: Fred Hilsdon
  3. Tuesday, 23 July 2013 08:45:21 Europe/London

    Here's a good excuse to take time out on a sunny day.  Butterfly Conservation is asking for as many people as possible to spend 15 minutes outside on a sunny day just sitting down and counting butterflies.  Make a note of what species you see and submit your sightings to the 2013 butterfly count website.

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    • Posted By: Angela Lambert
  4. Tuesday, 9 July 2013 10:12:41 Europe/London

    The pollination of plants contributes a massive £200,000,000 to the UK economy every year and bless them, insects such as butterflies, bees, moths and hoverflies do all of that work for free.  But what is pollination and what does it do?

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    • Posted By: Angela Lambert
  5. Wednesday, 19 June 2013 12:37:33 Europe/London

    This beautiful butterfly, and many others like him, were spotted on a country walk in Norfolk.

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    • Posted By: Angela Lambert
  6. Thursday, 13 June 2013 11:35:07 Europe/London

    Bees and butterflies are beautiful and fascinating but they're not the only insects that pollinate our fruits and flowers.  Moths, are important too and their numbers are dropping.  Find out how you can help support these amazing insects.

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    • Posted By: Angela Lambert
  7. Thursday, 23 May 2013 09:50:21 Europe/London

    A garden centre in Dorset has created a butterfly friendly display full of nectar rich plants.

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    • Posted By: Angela Lambert
  8. Monday, 20 May 2013 09:20:58 Europe/London

    Do you want to attract more butterflies to your garden?   Here are ten garden flowers that butterflies love to visit.

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    • Posted By: Angela Lambert
  9. Friday, 17 May 2013 15:04:53 Europe/London

    Save Our Butterflies Week takes place from 18th - 26th May 2013 throughout the UK.  Meadowmat Director Fred Hilsdon has been sent out with his camera to see how many different butterfly species he can find.

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    • Posted By: Angela Lambert
  10. Tuesday, 7 May 2013 08:37:19 Europe/London

    We all value butterflies in the garden, they pollinate the flowers and they're absolutely beautiful.  But to be able to enjoy butterflies, we need to cater for caterpillars too.   Find out which plants provide the best food for butterfly lavae.

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    • Posted By: Angela Lambert
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