• Woodland Wildflowers
  • Woodland Wildflowers
  • Woodland Wildflowers

Woodland Wildflowers

£1.50

Create a Mini Wild Flower Meadow !

Our bees and pollinators need help

You can create a mini eco system in a pot,

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

We send these out in envelopes of up to 10grams of seed, which fit neatly inside pots

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

Or you can order a 50ml bottle; 70ml jar or 250ml bottle

We've simplified the measuring process into something memorable, so we use a large modern static caravan, which most people know as a reference guide, so if you need:

1. a static caravan's worth, then buy a 50ml bottle

2. a static caravan and a half's worth, buy a 70ml jar

or 3. four static caravan's worth then buy a 250ml bottle :-)

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?

A good mixture of woodland wild flowers that will bloom in spring and early summer. Woodland wild flowers require some shade to t!hrive. So, use this mixture in established woods, or in young woodland as the canopy begins to close in.

Wild Flowers

15 Alliaria petiolata 
Garlic Mustard

 5  Allium ursinum Ramsons

6  Betonica officinalis - (Stachys officinalis)  Betony

5 Digitalis purpurea  Foxglove

10 Filipendula ulmaria  Meadowsweet

 5 Galium album - (Galium mollugo) Hedge Bedstraw

15 Geum urbanum Wood Avens

13 Hyacinthoides non-scripta  Bluebell

 2 Hypericum hirsutum Hairy St John's-wort
1 Primula vulgaris 
Primrose

5 Prunella vulgaris Selfheal

7 Silene dioica Red Campion
1 Silene flos-cuculi - (Lychnis flos-cuculi) 
Ragged Robin

5 Stachys sylvatica Hedge Woundwort
5 Teucrium scorodonia 
Wood Sage

100
Sowing Rates
kg/ha kg/acre g/m2
5           6         1.5

A complete mix composed of 20% native wild flowers and 80% slow growing grasses and is suitable for sowing in moderately developed shade. In deep established shade grasses do not thrive and only the wild flowers need to be sown.

 

Growing guide
Ground preparation
Endeavour to select ground that is not highly fertile and does not have a problem with perennial weeds such as bramble, ivy, nettles or bracken. Before sowing the ground should have at least 50% gaps including bare soil, leaf litter or moss. These conditions are quite likely to already exist in established woodland with no further preparation required. If not, carefully clear any unwanted vegetation from the areas to be sown and open up gaps. Cultivation close to established trees and shrubs can be damaging to their root systems so take care not to dig too deep and keep disturbance to the minimum required to expose some fresh soil. Dense plantations of trees with light levels 15% or less of full sun may benefit from some selective thinning or coppicing to let in enough light for successful seedling growth.

Sowing
Seed is best sown in the autumn or early spring. The seed must be surface sown and is best broadcast by hand or with a seed distributor. Bulk up the seed with an inert carrier (eg sand or compost) if needed to help spread the seed evenly and sparingly. Where ground conditions are variable it can makes sense to target seed application in the best patches rather than distribute the seed evenly across the whole area. Do not incorporate or cover the seed after sowing.

Aftercare
Established woodland that has been under-sown with a woodland mixture requires little management during establishment. In the long-term ground flora will benefit from good tree and coppice management.

Open or young woodland with higher light levels will produce more growth. In these conditions an annual cut mid summer may be worthwhile for a more managed appearance and to keep weeds of semi-shade such as nettles and brambles in check.

A mixture containing 100% native wild flowers for sowing in established woodland shade. In new woodland plantations shade levels will take 5 years or more to develop. During this time it may be necessary to sow some grasses with the flowers to provide ground cover to suppress weeds until shade develops.

 

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