How to set up a wildflower plot
First a video – known from “Kraut und Rüben”:
Prepare a plot with an area of 2-3 m². To do so, mark out the future outlines of the pot and remove the existing gras with a spade. This process removes the nutrient-rich topsoil. The more convenient option is to dig up the ground with a tiller.
Remove larger stones, roots and plant residue from the plot.
A plot enclosure is helpful. Outline the plot with wood or other materials like paving or clinker bricks. This way the lawnmower can’t get too close.
To loosen up the soil add some sand and rake under.
For bed planning, place the wildflower plants individually or in groups. If the bed is at the edge of the garden, it is advisable to place the higher plants at the very back, leaving the lower wildflower plants in the front. If the bed is in the middle of the lawn, place the tall plants in the middle.
First dip the wildflower plants in water until no large air bubbles rise and then plant them in the bed in the space you prepped.
Scatter the seeds of the bee & butterfly meadowgrass package over the entire bed and press them slightly.
Water the plants and seeds well and keep them well moist in the following days.
Back: Hollyhock Mallow, Meadow Sage, Common Columbine, Southern Scabious
Middle: Golden Marguerite, Common Hedgenettle, Ox Eye, Lilac Sage
Front: Carthusian Pink, Clustered Bellflower, Mountain Onion
For a bed in the middle of the lawn, place the tall plants in the middle