I am planning to transform part of my lawn into a wild-flower filled meadow (I have seen it done very effectively at Preston Park in Brighton and in some of the neighbouring gardens). To start, I will scarify (rake) the area to create open patches within the lawn over which I will scatter yellow rattle seeds. Rattle is a wild annual, semi-parasitic in grassland, that weakens growth and enabling wild flowers to become established. I will have to plant the seeds asap as to germinate they need to go through winter. Does anyone have any ideas, tips etc?