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Take a trip to a wildflower reserve this weekend!

The days are long, the evenings are warm - it’s a blooming marvellous time of year to get out and about.

July is the month when the British landscape really gets creative. Celebrated in art and literature alike, the wildflower meadow is synonymous with summer. As the poppies, daisies and orchids push their way among the grasses, a canvas of colour covers that green and pleasant land. Or, at least it did.

Sadly, after losing more than 97% of wildflower habitats since the 1930's,

there are too few examples left of what was once the quintessential British scene. However, there are some examples that are open to the public, and Plantlife has a total of 23 nature reserves and 165 Important Plant Areas across the UK – and at the moment they are well worth the visit. So this weekend, why not get inspiring the next Chaucer, Shakespeare or Constable with a trip to one near you.

Here are our top five sights to look out for while you’re visiting:

5. Birdsfoot trefoil: a small treat from the pea family, this bright yellow flower brings a vibrant piece of sunshine to the meadow - you can find Birdsfoot trefoil in our bee mix.
 4. Meadow sweet: it's all in the name - take a look in the white meadow mix to find this subtle beauty.
 3. Forget-me-not: easily overlooked, this delicate blue flower is associated with agricultural land and loved by the butterflies.
2. Cornflower: a species that has been in decline, it reflects those clear blue summer skies - find your own reflection in the sky meadow mix.
1. Oxeye daisy: if any wildflower could scream summer the oxeye daisy would be it. Bright, simple and cheerful it's a delight in any meadow, and of course you can create your own urban meadow from our mixes.

  

Let us know what you spot while you’re out and about on Instagram and Twitter, and keep an eye out later in the year for an exciting collaboration between Plantlife and Seedball!

Of course, you can always create your own mini wildflower habitat in your garden, on a balcony, or even a plant pot with a little help from Seedball!


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Take a trip to a wildflower reserve this weekend!

The days are long, the evenings are warm - it’s a blooming marvellous time of year to get out and about.

July is the month when the British landscape really gets creative. Celebrated in art and literature alike, the wildflower meadow is synonymous with summer. As the poppies, daisies and orchids push their way among the grasses, a canvas of colour covers that green and pleasant land. Or, at least it did.

Sadly, after losing more than 97% of wildflower habitats since the 1930's,

there are too few examples left of what was once the quintessential British scene. However, there are some examples that are open to the public, and Plantlife has a total of 23 nature reserves and 165 Important Plant Areas across the UK – and at the moment they are well worth the visit. So this weekend, why not get inspiring the next Chaucer, Shakespeare or Constable with a trip to one near you.

Here are our top five sights to look out for while you’re visiting:

5. Birdsfoot trefoil: a small treat from the pea family, this bright yellow flower brings a vibrant piece of sunshine to the meadow - you can find Birdsfoot trefoil in our bee mix.
 4. Meadow sweet: it's all in the name - take a look in the white meadow mix to find this subtle beauty.
 3. Forget-me-not: easily overlooked, this delicate blue flower is associated with agricultural land and loved by the butterflies.
2. Cornflower: a species that has been in decline, it reflects those clear blue summer skies - find your own reflection in the sky meadow mix.
1. Oxeye daisy: if any wildflower could scream summer the oxeye daisy would be it. Bright, simple and cheerful it's a delight in any meadow, and of course you can create your own urban meadow from our mixes.

  

Let us know what you spot while you’re out and about on Instagram and Twitter, and keep an eye out later in the year for an exciting collaboration between Plantlife and Seedball!

Of course, you can always create your own mini wildflower habitat in your garden, on a balcony, or even a plant pot with a little help from Seedball!


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