Wildlife gardening: how to grow a mini meadow

Meadows are truly special places, full of stunning wild flowers and alive with the colour and industry of insects such as butterflies. So why not make a miniature meadow in your garden! Ben's here to show you how.

The simplest way to start a miniature meadow is to simply leave an area of grass to grow longer. This will enable any wild flowers that are already there to grow to maturity and flower, ensuring insects can thrive, more food for birds and shelter for small mammals.

If you'd like to go further, Ben has tips for which plants to add to make your mini meadow even better for wildlife. Watch our short video to get inspired.

Flower power: Grow a miniature meadow

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