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Island Beds Using Wild flowers

Many gardens have an island bed situation in their lawn. Some have shrubs and others are used to display annuals, biennials or single species such as roses. The wild flower island bed is no different. We recommend that you plant clumps of single species wild flowers rotating from spring to late summer wild flowers and choosing species that will grow well together. Alternatively you can sow meadow mixture MM09 or MM06 which will brighten up even the dullest garden of lawn and hedge.

Annual Island Beds

Choose Poppy, Marigold, Mayweed or Corncockle and put a border of Annual chamomile around them. 

Biennial Beds

Treated as wallflowers would be in the traditional garden. Plants such as Mullein, Foxglove and Wild Carrot can be planted in the autumn as plants (transplanted from a nursery bed) and they will flower the following summer. 

Perennial Island Beds

Design By Nature provide a wide variety of perennials nearly all of which would be suitable as mass planted features in an island bed. 

Under island beds containing roses self heal is an ideal ground cover. and under island beds containing shrubs use any of the species found in low growing mixtures. 

Maintaining Island Beds.

Where perennials are used, the island bed can be mown at the end of each summer and returned back to lawn. Remember always to remove the clippings after cutting. 
Note: Where a gardener wishes to deadhead or prune and feed plants grown in an island bed the display will be better. But for lazy wildlife gardeners this is not necessary.
 

 

 

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