The Trust's How wild are we? citizen science project involves doing a Plant Plotter survey where you're asked to identify the plants in one meter squared of your garden. Inspired by this project, I had a wander around my garden yesterday and made a note of these 12 wildflowers that are currently flowering that you might take note of in your surveys!
You may be surprised at just how many wildflowers you have in your garden, especially if you relax the mowing regime a little and encourage one or two ‘wild’ areas.
How about taking part in the National Trust's #NoMowMay challenge?
Many people would call these wildflowers ‘weeds’ and perhaps even try to eliminate them. However, these plants are some of our native wildflowers and provide important food sources for our insects, birds and even small mammals.