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DRY SOIL WILDFLOWER MEADOW
For a complete list of the Wildflower species in this meadow mixture, open the MIX WFDR 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% DRY SOIL WILDFLOWER SEEDS mix WFDR
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All plant life demands a certain amount of water from soil. Built up, dry and/or free draining ground can be a problem to most fauna species as there may not be enough moisture available at times to sustain healthy plant growth, particularly during the summer months.
The species in this specific Wildflower Meadow For Dry Soil mixture are known to inhabit such areas and are particularly suited to soils with low water retention. Some desiccation of the native wildflower plants may still take place on occasion but they are all well adapted to producing new growth as soon as suitable levels of soil moisture become available, usually soon after adequate rainfall.
Early and/or late sowings can be an advantage on particularly free draining sites as more moisture is generally available to developing seedlings.
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 meadows 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 to Wildflower Meadow Seed for Dry Soil
2 to 10 grams per square metre
BEST SOWING TIMES
Mid spring to Early autumn
1.00 kg 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:
Musk Mallow (malva moschata)
Bulbous Buttercup (ranuncaulus bulbosus)
Ribwort Plantain (plantago lanceolata)
Corn Cockle (agrostemma githago)
Hoary Plantain (plantago media)
Kidney Vetch (anthyllis vulneraria)
Greater Knapweed (centaurea scabiosa)
Corn Marigold (chrysanthemum segetum)
Field Scabious (knautia arvensis)
Agrimony (agrimonia eupatoria)
Ladies Bedstraw (galium verum)
Common St Johns Wort (hypericum perforatum)
Wild Carrot (daucus carota)
Self Heal (prunella vugaris)
Ox-eye Daisy (leucanthemum vulgare)
Field Poppy (papaver rhoeas)
Greater Hawkbit (leontodon hispidus)
Yarrow (achillea millefolium)
Corn Chamomile (anthemis arvensis)
Vipers Bugloss (echam vulgare)
Dark Mullen (verbascum nigrum)
Birdsfoot Trefoil (lotus corniculatus)
Cowslip (primula veris)
Cornflower (entaurea cyanus)