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250g DIVERSE WILDFLOWER SEEDS
For a complete list of the Wildflower species in this 250g mixture, please open the MIX tab below.
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All wildflower seed mixture prices include 20% VAT.
This diverse, native wildflower seeds mixture really excels with nearly 30 carefully chosen species of the very best native wildflowers, offering a rich, sustainable habitat and a balanced display of natural colour. Wildflowers are the very life blood of the countryside with many of our most endangered butterflies and insects relying on this type of habitat as a natural food source for survival. Not only do colourful wildflowers play a vital role within our countries delicate ecosystem, the natural attraction to native and migrating butterflies can be very rewarding and also very pleasing to the eye.
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).
For the best results, broadcast these seeds on to a fine and clean seedbed. Weeds should be controlled with a herbicide before sowing takes place and soil fertility should be reasonably low. Most wildflower species take 6-12 months to establish before flowering so we have included native cornfield annuals for a little first year colour.
Never apply fertiliser to a wildflower area.
1 to 5 grams per square metre
BEST SOWING TIMES
Mid spring to Early autumn
250 grams covers a minimum of 50 square metres
- 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)
Field Scabious (knautia arvensis)
Corn Cockle (grostemma githago)
Ladies Bedstraw (galium verum)
Self Heal (runella vugaris)
Ox-eye Daisy (leucanthemum vulgare)
Bulbous Buttercup (ranuncaulus bulbosus)
Corn Marigold (chrysanthemum segetum)
Meadow Buttercup (ranunculus acris)
Common Sorrel (rumex acetosa)
Greater Knapweed (centaurea scabiosa)
Field Poppy (papaver rhoeas)
Yellow Rattle (rhinanthus minor)
Birdsfoot Trefoil (lotus corniculatus)
Wild Carrot (daucus carota)
Ribwort Plantain (plantago lanceolata)
Yarrow (achillea millefolium)
Agrimony (agrimonia eupatoria)
White Campion (silene alba)
Corn Chamomile (anthemis arvensis)
Musk Mallow (malva moschata)
Cowslip (primula veris)
Hoary Plantain (plantago media)
Greater Hawkbit (leontodon hispidus)
Meadow Cranesbill (garanium pratense)
Cats Ear (hydrochoeris radicate)
Autumn Hawkbit (leontodon autumnalis)
Cornflower (centaurea cyanus)
Dark Mullein (verbascum nigrum)