We LOVE wildflowers here on the Watches! 🌼🌱💚
Wildflower meadows are one of our most diverse habitats in the UK. Rich in biodiversity they support an array of species. Pollinators such as bees, butterflies and moths lay their eggs and feed on the flowers. Insects make their homes in amongst the undergrowth providing food for birds. Frogs and toads love to shelter in the long grass and mammals thrive due to the abundance of food and nesting material!
All in all they are FANTASTIC for our wildlife! And if you have space, why not create a little wildflower meadow in your garden? It doesn’t matter how big or small as every little helps! ✨
Tonight at 9pm on @bbctwo Gardeners World will be running a special feature all about these spectacular habitats! So make sure you tune in! 🌼🌱
And if you still need to take part in #Gardenwatch our data collect is still open until the end of July! So make sure you get out and take part this weekend! Link in bio☝️💚
📸 Eric Niven via Flickr
In the local groups.im sick of seeing people moaning about the long grass everywhere without a single consideration for what good it is doing for our wildlife. They are only bothered about what it looks like and how the long grass is rubbish for the kids and for dogs **rolls eyes loudly**
So beautiful 😊
I want to grow a wild flower meadow when I move house in a few weeks, any advice on getting one started?
Mine just came up! 😍 So happy it’s beautiful
I just love poppies! 😍
Planted a wildflower garden this year . Instant success on a garden that was impossible to grow anything
Moved recently and wasn't sure what to do with the garden, so used 2 boxes of wild flower seeds. It's amazing. We can now have coffee outside and listen to the bees 😁
Hey Kes!! This has got your name written all over it.. 😂😂😘..
Glorious, nice to see more of them appearing. I watched the programs but I feel the BBC seem to have forgotten that Chris Baines was preaching this what 40 years ago. Sure it was the BBC that filmed his series.
Don’t have much room in my garden but I have made a little bee bed! Hoping they do well.
🌺🌺🌺So beautiful 🌺🌺🌺🙋♂️
I've noticed a few front gardens nearby have turned their spaces over to wildflowers. It looks so much more beautiful than a bit of grass... less upkeep too 🙌🐞🐝🦋🕷🌼🌱