• Cornfield Annuals Meadow Mixture Seed
  • Cornfield Annuals Meadow Mixture Seed
  • Cornfield Annuals Meadow Mixture Seed
  • Cornfield Annuals Meadow Mixture Seed
  • Cornfield Annuals Meadow Mixture Seed
  • Cornfield Annuals Meadow Mixture Seed
  • Cornfield Annuals Meadow Mixture Seed

Cornfield Annuals Meadow Mixture Seed

£1.50

Create a Mini Wild Flower Meadow !

Our bees and pollinators need help

You can create a mini eco system in a pot,

Add an extra scoop of wildflower seeds for £1.50

Provided by the same seed suppliers HRH Prince of Wales uses,

We send these out in envelopes of approx 1gram of seed, which fit neatly inside pots

Per metre squared, you need 4 grams. if you'd like to bulk buy; get in touch!

Perfect as a gift for another; to yourself; or to your garden and pollinators!

Sew Autumn to Spring for best results.

What's in the mix?

SPECIAL CORNFIELD MIXTURE

Composition

contains a wide range of annuals including some which are now rare or declining in the wild. No two cornfield annual sowings result in the same balance of flowers, with different soils and sowing dates having a great influence on the outcome.

 

Wild Flowers

% Latin name Common name

50 Agrostemma githago Corncockle

5 Anthemis austriaca Corn Chamomile

20 Centaurea cyanus Cornflower

15 Glebionis segetum - (Chrysanthemum segetum) Corn Marigold

10 Papaver rhoeas Common Poppy

100

Sowing Rates

kg/ha kg/acre g/m2

20 8 2

Ground preparation

Cultivate the soil to create a weed free seed bed with a medium to fine firm tilth.

Sowing

If the cornfield annuals are being sown alone then sow in the autumn, winter or early spring. A later sowing will shift flowering beyond the normal peak in June. If sowing as a nurse for a meadow mixture then combine the two mixtures and sow in the autumn, winter or early spring.

 

Aftercare

Cornfield annuals sown alone should be allowed to grow and flower and then in late summer the area  can be cut, cleared and cultivated. An annual cultivation is essential for re-establishment from self sown seed. (more on the management of cornfield annuals)

 

If sown as a nurse for a meadow mixture, cut and remove the vegetation in mid-summer, but do not cultivate.

 

Cornfield annuals will suppress annual weed growth and give shelter to the under-sown perennial meadow species but will compromise the main sowing if left uncut for too long. Cut the annual cover vegetation if it is lush and collapses and do not wait until the annuals have set seed (there is no point as they cannot grow in established grassland).

 

After cutting, manage the area as an established meadow, allowing the meadow species to replace the cornfield annuals in year two and thereafter.

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