Go Wild About Gardens

  • Yellow poppies in wildflower meadow at RHS Garden Wisley. Credit: RHS / Liz Grant

Summer meadows in full bloom are a glorious sight, with their mix of grasses and flowers making them look like an impressionist painting. More than that, a meadow is full of life. It is a haven for many butterflies, not just because of the flower nectar but also because so many of them like to lay their eggs on grasses.

Bee hotel. Credit: RHS

Make a nest

Solitary bees need places to lay their eggs, so collect some canes and get creating.

Gravel garden. Credit: RHS

Drought resisters

If dry weather is a problem, consider plants suitable for hot conditions.