Ami Walker – Conservation Land Management Adviser
How to create a wildflower mini-meadow in or around the North York Moors
1. Where to position your mini-meadow
- Your wildflowers will thrive best in a relatively poor soil and a sunny spot.
- Please be mindful that wildflowers should only be planted on land belonging to you or with the land owner’s full permission.
- Make sure the area you decide on is well-drained and as weed free as possible.
2. Preparing the ground for your mini-meadow
- Dig out any weeds such as ragwort, thistles and docks by hand.
- Remove any large tussocks of vigorous grasses such as Cock’s foot.
- Close-cut any remaining vegetation and remove the cut material from the site.
- Don’t incorporate manure or fertiliser as high fertility encourages excessive vigour in unwanted weeds and grasses that then…
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