Establishing wildflowers for wildlife can be as easy as changing the mowing regime of your lawn.

If you provide wildlife with the habitats that they need, they have an amazing ability to find them.

Great links to get you started on your NearbyWild project:

Plantlife: Start a wildflower meadow in place of your lawn
Grow Wild: Find out which native wildflowers to grow in your part of the UK
National Biodiversity Data Centre: How to collect wildflower seed
Bumblebee Conservation Trust: Managing your land for bumblebees, including traditional orchards
Buglife: Save the planet by helping bugs
UK Butterflies: Food plants for butterfly caterpillars
UK Butterflies: Nectar sources
Hedgehog Street: 10 easy top tips for helping hedgehogs
Freshwater Habitats Trust: How to create a pond for wildlife
Water Voles: How to provide and manage habitat for them
Hedgelink: Detailed advice on hedgerows for wildlife, including birds
Emorsgate Seed for seeds: “Wild plants are important. They clothe our landscape, support all animal life, and maintain our environment and climate in good order.”
Charles Flowers Wildflower Seed: “Advice to help you get started, whether it is for a 25m2 plot in the garden or 20 acres on your farm.”
Seedball: An easy way to introduce native wildflower seeds to a new meadow area
Flora Locale: A to Z of British and Irish Flora Suppliers of:

  • Wildflower seed
  • Wildflower meadow seed mixtures
  • Directly harvested seed & contract harvesting
  • Seed: grasses, rushes, sedges
  • Wildflower plants
  • Wetland and pond plants
  • Plants: grasses, rushes, sedges
  • Native trees and shrubs
  • Orchard trees
  • Fungi, mosses, lichens
  • Turf: wild flower turf
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We are part of Nature and she needs our help. If she thrives so will we and future generations!