Not only can you enjoy the beauty of the wildflower area, but pollinators will love it too, so you will be giving bees and butterflies a helping hand to access nectar and pollen.
We may be a long way off from hot days and balmy summer evenings, but autumn is an ideal time to sow wildflower seeds.
They will germinate in a few weeks and then settle for the winter while their roots establish so that in spring, they’ll be ready to grow. Choose your patch of ground with moist soil in an open and sunny spot, then clear away any debris or weeds, level the surface and sprinkle the seeds evenly, before watering in.
The joy of sowing around now is that you will probably not have to water that much due to the autumn rain. Another benefit of leaving sections of your garden untamed is that they are wonderfully low-maintenance.
So that leaves you extra time to focus on those spots outdoors that you want to spend more time in, such as your vegetable patch.