It’s perfectly possible to provide a wildlife haven for bees and butterflies even if you’ve got limited outside space. Wildflowers can look absolutely amazing and if you use a mixture of seedballs and plugs or pots you can quickly and easily get the most gorgeous look and really really inexpensively.
The other advantage of using window boxes and containers is that you can manage the soil type and sun and shade and of course you can move them around to keep things looking gorgeous.
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1: Make sure there is good drainage in the bottom of your boxes or pots.
2: Mix some compost and standard garden soil but don’t add too much compost as wildflowers prefer poorer soil without too many nutrients.
4: Plant your plugs or pots – usually around 5-9 plants is plenty and sprinkle about 6 seedballs around them. If you are just using seedballs allow about 8-10 balls per window box.
5: Water gently and keep the soil damp while the seedballs germinate and the plugs or pots get established.
6: Place the window box or container in a sunny spot and don’t overwater.
7: Grow until it goes to seem and then save the seed and cut back to about an inch. Next year it will all happen again (with a little luck!)
Perfect for pollinators!