A sustainable alternative; wildflower meadow by Sabatino Urzo at RHS Garden Wisley

Finally the temperature is increasing this month; on the 19th of June we had the warmest week recorded this year so far here at Wisley. That means summer is knocking on our door. This month I would like to share a little task and development of last year's programme. I am quite sure we are all familiar with flower meadow-mania and revolutionary trend across the country. Flower meadows are a fantastic solution to traditional borders or lawns as they epitomise a calming place for the eye to rest. We are all getting very animated at the idea of creating one. A remote area of the garden not too far from Wisley Lane by the edge of a woodland environment needed to be revitalised with a flower meadow strategy. 

Fig. 1 Perennial meadow

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