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ECONOMY WILDFLOWER MEADOW
For a complete list of the Wildflower species in this meadow mixture, open the MIX WFBA tab below.
Price details per 1.00 kg (Including 20% VAT)
Buy 3 x 1.00 kg at 5% discount
Buy 5 x 1.00 kg at 10% discount
Buy 10 x 1.00 kg at 15% discount
Buy 20 x 1.00 kg at 20% discount
Contents ( 1.00 kg )
- 20% SHEEPS FESCUE festuca ovina
- 16% DOGSTAIL cynosurus cristatus
- 16% FINE FESCUE festuca rubra litoralis
- 8% MEADOWGRASS poa pratensis
- 8% CATSTAIL phleum pratense bertolonii
- 8% MEADOW FESCUE festuca pratensis
- 4% BENTGRASS agrostis capillaris
- 20% BASIC WILDFLOWER SEEDS mix WFBA
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A basic yet useful and visually pleasing Economy Wildflower Meadow seed mixture containing the more common native UK flower species along with (non competitive) companion grasses. Relatively easy to establish on most soil types and our best selling mixture. Extremely popular with garden designers, landscape architects and outdoor project managers.
- An excellent basis for further inclusion of plugs or bulbs at a later date.
- A simple, economy wildflower meadow for outlying areas of any large garden.
- For use on most basic environmentally sensitive landscaping schemes.
- The reinstatement of damaged native meadow areas caused by construction projects.
All broadleaf and grass weeds should be controlled by hoeing or with a general herbicide before sowing takes place and low soil fertility should be maintained at all times.
For the best results, evenly broadcast the entire seeds mixture evenly over a fine, clean seedbed which already has a little loose soil on the surface. Lightly rake them into the loose soil before rolling the surface firm again.
Economy Wildflower Meadow Seed and similar products often take over 12 months to fully establish so we include a little native annual wildflower seed in our mixtures for additional first year colour.
Never apply fertiliser or any type of selective, broadleaf weed control to a wildflower meadow.
2 to 10 grams per square metre
BEST SOWING TIMES
Mid spring to Early autumn
1.00kg covers 100 to 200 square metres
- Produce a firm, weed free seedbed clear of large stones and any other debris.
- Rake or harrow over the surface to create a thin layer of fine soil (tilth) approximately 10-20mm deep.
- Split the total quantity of amenity grass seed to be applied into two equal amounts.
- Apply the first half over the entire area either by hand or by using a broadcast spreader.
- Gently work most of the applied seeds into the tilth with a firm rake or harrow.
- Apply the remaining seed in the same way and again, rake or harrow most of them into the tilth.
- Finally, lightly tread over or roll the surface to squeeze the seeds and tilth down into the seedbed. This method ensures the wildflower seeds are evenly spread, set at different depths and in good contact with the soil. All of which helps to anchor the seeds in position so as not to float away during heavy or persistant rainfall and to retain the correct moisture level for quicker germination.
- Wildflower meadow seeds may also be surface sown however, germination may be uneven and significantly slower particularly during periods of prolonged sunny, dry or windy weather even with regular irrigation.
The following native wildflower species make up 20% of the seeds mixture as listed above:
Ox-eye Daisy (leucanthemum vulgare)
Rough Hawkbit (leontodon hispidus)
Knapweed (centaurea nigra)
Corn Cockle (agrostemma githago)
White Campion (silene alba)
Red Campion (silene dioica)
Ladies Bedstraw (galium verum)
Self Heal (prunella vugaris)
Corn Marigold (chrysanthemum segetum)
Meadow Buttercup (ranunculus acris)
Common Sorrel (rumex acetosa)
Field Poppy (papaver rhoeas)
Yellow Rattle (rhinanthus minor)
Wild Carrot (daucus carota)
Ribwort Plantain (plantago lanceolata)
Yarrow (achillea millefolium)
Corn Chamomile (anthemis arvensis)
Cowslip (primula veris)
Salad Burnet (sanuisorba minor)
Cornflower (centaurea cyanus)