WILDFLOWER MEADOW MIX – 20 VARIETIES ( 100% FLOWER SEED – NO GRASS )

£1.79

10 Gram Seeds – Sowing rate 1-2 Gram per Square Meter.

A stunning fast growing brightly coloured mix of meadow annuals and perennials which will provide good colour from the cornfield annuals in the first season whilst the other species establish for the following year.

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WILDFLOWER MEADOW MIX – 20 VARIETIES ( 100% FLOWER SEED – NO GRASS )

10 Gram Seeds – Sowing rate 1-2 Gram per Square Meter.

A stunning fast growing brightly coloured mix of meadow annuals and perennials which will provide good colour from the cornfield annuals in the first season whilst the other species establish for the following year.

Achillea millefolium white, wild form 70 cm

Anthemis tinctoria golden yellow 70 cm

Calendula arvensis orange 15 cm

Centaurea cyanus blue, wild form 80 cm

Chelidonium majus yellow 60 cm

Chrysanthemum leucanthemum white, wild form 60 cm

Daucus carota wild form 80 cm

Galium mollugo white 80 cm

Galium verum yellow 60 cm

Lotus corniculatus yellow 10 cm

Lupinus perennis blue 70 cm

Malva sylvestris violet 100 cm

Matricaria chamomilla wild form 30 cm

Nigella sativa 40 cm

Oenothera biennis yellow 80 cm

Papaver rhoeas red single, wild form 70 cm

Salvia pratensis blue 60 cm

Trifolium incarnatum carmine 50 cm

Trifolium repens 15 cm

Verbascum sp. mixed species 120 cm

 

Cultivation advice WILDFLOWER MEADOW MIX – 20 VARIETIES ( 100% FLOWER SEED – NO GRASS )

(Attached images are of a generic wildflower meadow and will vary by season and conditions)

  • Wildflowers will always perform best on ground that is not highly fertile as this will allow them to compete with background weeds.
  • The correct ground preparation is essential for success. For a new display / sowing the seed bed needs to be cleared of all weeds by repeated cultivation or a herbicide and left for at least 2 weeks for newly exposed seeds to germination before repeating the process at least twice.
  • The ground should be  a medium tilth for sowing and tread down or rolled to provide a firm surface.
  • Sowing is ideally undertaken when the soil is warm and moist in early autumn or spring ( Apr ? Jun).
  • The seed must be surface sown evenly and sparingly (1-2 gram per square meter), avoid the temptation to over-sow. Seed can be mixed with fine white dry sand which ensures a better distribution and allows you to see where it has been scattered.
  • Do not cover the seed but firm in with a roller or by treading to ensure good soil contact
  • Once you have sown the mixture, it is very important to manage the growth for the ? first year, which includes weeding any aggressive species that appear.
  • If sowing amongst established grass, autumn will be best, first cutting back close to the ground and scarifying to expose base soil.
  • Cut the sward when the grass gets established and keep it down to help the ­new seeds to germinate.
  • If sowing in the spring, again keep the grass low for the first growing season.
  • Whenever you cut, it is vital to remove all the material after allowing any seeds to spread to ensure nutrients are not added back to the soil.