There is no further maintenance to the under planted wildflower area, other than the cut and removal of all plant material within the autumn months, strimmed or mown to an inch off the ground. A second cut at the end of May is sometimes advised if growth has been extreme due to weather conditions, but if you have also under planted with the summer bees and butterflies bulb mix you should not make this second maintenance cut. The dead plant material from the bulbs will be covered by the new growth of the wildflowers.
Please click the link for further information on how to under plant bulbs and maintain them in a wildflower area.
Bulbs should be planted between September and December, ideally when the ground temperature is between 4-8° C.
For a naturalised effect we recommend planting 20 bulbs per m². Denser looks can be achieved by doubling the rate.
If planting whilst laying turf, for a naturalised effect, bulbs should be scattered from waist height onto prepared soil (a light tilth) and then covered over with the turf. The turf provides adequate cover so no additional soil or dibbing is required. Bulb sizes are deliberately small but care should be taken not to put too much heavy weight on to the turf, so as not to damage the bulbs underneath.
If planting into established wildflower areas, use a hand held bulb planter to a depth of 6-8 cms and plant where they have fallen after scattering them from waist height. A motorised turf cutter can also be used for a larger area, forking over the bared soil to create a light tilth, scattering the bulbs and taking care to lay down the cut turf back into place once the bulbs have been scattered.
When ordering with wildflower turf, bags or crates can be added on to the pallets of turf at little or no extra cost. When ordering bags or crates of bulbs separately, carriage will be charged at cost.