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DIVERSE WILDFLOWER MEADOW
For a complete list of the Wildflower species in this meadow mixture please open the MIX WFD 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% CHEWINGS FESCUE festuca commutata
- 4% BENTGRASS agrostis capillaris
- 20% DIVERSE WILDFLOWER SEEDS mix WFD
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Diverse native Wildflower Meadow seeds mixture is a step up from our ‘Basic’ blend and with nearly 30 carefully chosen species of the very best native wildflowers really excels in producing a rich, sustainable habitat and a balanced display of natural colour over an extended flowering season.
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 diverse and 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.
All broadleaf and grass weeds should be controlled by hoeing or with a general herbicide before sowing takes place. Low soil fertility should be maintained at all times.
For the best results, evenly broadcast the entire seeds mixture over a fine, clean seedbed which already has a little loose soil on the surface. Lightly rake them into the loose soil before rolling, treading or tamping the surface firm again to place the wildflower meadow seeds into intimate contact with the seedbed.
Perennial wildflower meadow seeds often take over 12 months to fully establish so we include a little native annual wildflower seed in this mixture for additional first year colour.
Never apply fertiliser or any type of selective, broad leaf weed control to a diverse native 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 listed above:
Common Knapweed (centaurea nigra)
Field Scabious (knautia arvensis)
Corn Cockle (agrostemma githago)
Ladies Bedstraw (galium verum)
Self Heal (prunella 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