• Special Meadow Mixture Wildflower Seed
  • Special Meadow Mixture Wildflower Seed
  • Special Meadow Mixture Wildflower Seed

Special Meadow Mixture Wildflower 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?

This meadow mixture contains a very wide range of species. It may be used to create a very diverse sward where conditions vary across a site. It is also useful in situations where precise soil and site characteristics have not been established before sowing.
Wild Flowers wide range of species. It may be used to create a very diverse sward where conditions vary across a site. It is also useful in situations where precise soil and site characteristics have not been established before sowing.

Wild Flowers

% Latin name Common name

0.5 Achillea millefolium Yarrow

0.6 Betonica officinalis - (Stachys officinalis) Betony

2.5 Centaurea nigra Common Knapweed

0.8 Centaurea scabiosa Greater Knapweed

1 Daucus carota Wild Carrot

0.6 Filipendula ulmaria Meadowsweet

0.6 Galium album - (Galium mollugo) Hedge Bedstraw

2 Galium verum Lady's Bedstraw

0.4 Knautia arvensis Field Scabious

0.3 Leontodon hispidus Rough Hawkbit

0.6 Leucanthemum vulgare Oxeye Daisy

0.5 Lotus corniculatus Birdsfoot Trefoil

0.1 Origanum vulgare Wild Marjoram

0.5 Plantago media Hoary Plantain

1 Poterium sanguisorba - (Sanguisorba minor) Salad Burnet

0.4 Primula veris Cowslip

2 Prunella vulgaris Selfheal

2.5 Ranunculus acris Meadow Buttercup

1 Rhinanthus minor Yellow Rattle

0.6 Rumex acetosa Common Sorrel

1.2 Silene dioica Red Campion

0.2 Silene flos-cuculi - (Lychnis flos-cuculi) Ragged Robin

0.1 Trifolium pratense Wild Red Clover

Grasses

% Latin name Common name

8 Agrostis capillaris Common Bent

40 Cynosurus cristatus Crested Dogstail

28 Festuca rubra Slender-creeping Red-fescue

4 Phleum bertolonii Smaller Cat's-tail

80

Sowing Rates

kg/ha kg/acre g/m2 Order Mixture

40 16 4 Order this mixture

Growing guide

 

Ground preparation

Endeavour to select ground that is not highly fertile and does not have a problem with perennial weeds. Good preparation is essential to success so aim to control weeds and produce a good quality seed bed before sowing.

 

To prepare a seed bed first remove weeds using repeated cultivation. Then plough or dig to bury the surface vegetation, harrow or rake to produce a medium tilth, and roll, or tread, to produce a firm surface.

 

Seed is best sown in the autumn or spring but can be sown at other times of the year if there is sufficient warmth and moisture. The seed must be surface sown and can be applied by machine or broadcast by hand. To get an even distribution and avoid running out divide the seed into two or more parts and sow in overlapping sections. Do not incorporate or cover the seed, but firm in with a roll, or by treading, to give good soil/seed contact.

Aftercare

First year management

Most of the sown meadow species are perennial and will be slow to germinate and grow and will not usually flower in the first growing season. There will often be a flush of annual weeds from the soil in the first growing season. This weed growth is easily controlled by topping or mowing.

 

Avoid cutting in the spring and early summer if the mixture is autumn sown and contains Yellow Rattle, or if the mixture has been sown with a nurse of cornfield annuals. These sown annuals should be allowed to flower, then in mid-summer cut and remove the vegetation. It is important to cut back the annuals before they die back, set seed and collapse: this cut will reveal the developing meadow mixture and give it the space it needs to develop.

 

Management once established

In the second and subsequent years EM3 sowings can be managed in a number of ways which, in association with soil fertility, will determine the character of the grassland. The best results are usually obtained by traditional meadow management based around a main summer hay cut in combination with autumn and possibly spring mowing or grazing.

 

Meadow grassland is not cut or grazed from spring through to late July/August to give the sown species an opportunity to flower.  After flowering in July or August take a 'hay cut': cut back with a scythe, petrol strimmer or tractor mower to c 50mm. Leave the 'hay' to dry and shed seed for 1-7 days then remove from site.

 

Mow or graze the re-growth through to late autumn/winter to c 50mm and again in spring if needed.

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