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250g ACIDIC SOIL WILDFLOWER SEEDS

£32.20

For a complete list of the Wildflower species in this 250g mixture, please open the MIX tab below.

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Sow native acidic soil wildflower seeds for any real chance of successful establishment on acidic soils as only the most suitable species must be sown. Unlike other soil types where species may survive outside of their normal habitat, acidic soils are far less forgiving. This is by no means the most flamboyant wildflower mixture but it will display reasonable colour and persist for many years.

Add native Acidic Soil Wildflower Seeds (We recommend 5 to 20% total) to any quantity of Basic or Diverse Meadow Seeds

Over seeding into existing grassland or meadows can be successful providing the sward is sparce, slow growing or non competitive. Any aggresive or fast growing grass species will simply smother new seedlings before they have a chance to become established, particularly in the spring when grassland and meadows are heading (flowering and producing seeds).

Most native Acidic Soil Wildflower species take 6-12 months to fully establish before flowering so we have included native cornfield annuals for a little first year colour. Never apply fertiliser to your wildflower meadow.

Never apply fertiliser to a wildflower area.

SOWING RATE
1 to 5 grams per square metre

BEST SOWING TIMES
Mid spring to Early autumn

COVERAGE
250 grams covers a minimum of 50 square metres

SOWING INSTRUCTIONS

  • Rake or harrow the area hard to break up the surface and expose the soil.
  • Split the total quantity of wildflower seeds to be applied into two equal amounts. If necessary, add dry sharp sand or sterile topsoil to bulk the mixture up a little.
  • Apply the first half over the entire area either by hand or by using a broadcast spreader.
  • Apply the remaining seed in the same way.
  • Finally, lightly tread over or roll the surface to squeeze the seeds and tilth down into the seedbed. This ensures the seeds are evenly spread and in good contact with the soil which not only helps to anchor the seeds into position (so as not to float away during heavy or persistant rainfall) but to also maintain the correct moisture level for more reliable 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.
This 100% wildflower seeds mixture contains the following native species:


Common Knapweed (centaurea nigra)
Musk Mallow (malva moschata)
Corn Cockle (agrostemma githago)
Ladies Bedstraw (galium verum)
Meadow Buttercup (ranunculus acris)
Ribwort Plantain (plantago lanceolata)
Betony (betonica officialis)
Ox-eye Daisy (leucanthemum vulgare)
Tufted Vetch (vicia cracca)
Wild Foxglove (digitalis purpurea)
Yellow Rattle (rhinanthus minor)
Corn Marigold (chrysanthemum segetum)
Yarrow (achillea millefolium)
Common Sorrel (rumex acetosa)
Field Poppy (papaver rhoeas)
Sheeps Sorrel (rumex acetosella)
Corn Chamomile (anthemis arvensis)
Ragged Robin (lychnis flos cuculi)
Birdsfoot Tefoil (lotus corniculatus)
Cornflower (centaurea cyanus)
Cats Ear (hypochoeris redicata)