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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
We can also make custom orders, if you'd like this service please contact us.
Our policy lasts 30 days. If 30 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund or exchange.
To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging.
Several types of goods are exempt from being returned. We do not accept returns on products that are custom made or that are intimate (knickers).
To complete your return, we require a receipt or proof of purchase.
UK Standard Delivery
Orders are normally delivered within 2-7 working days
Need something sooner? No problem, let me know and I'll see what I can do.
Parcels are sent via Royal Mail
UK Express Delivery
Orders are normally delivered within 1-2 working days.
Please note, orders placed from Friday over the weekend will be delivered on Tuesday at the earliest.
Delivery on average between 7-14 days.