Wildflower seeds - Boggy Meadow Mix - 2g
This mix is based on plants found in traditional British water meadows and contains 18 wildflower species. They have specially chosen for their tolerance of wet conditions and are suitable for areas which are prone to flooding, permanently boggy areas and pond margins. An excellent solution to those difficult to manage areas of the garden where little else will grow.
The mixture can be sown on bare soil or into existing grass and one 2g packet will cover 1 sq m on bare soil or 2 sq m on grass.
Achillea millefolium - Yarrow
Achillea ptarmica - Sneezewort
Stachys officinalis - Betony
Centaurea nigra - Common Knapweed
Filipendula ulmaria - Meadowsweet
Galium verum - Lady's Bedstraw
Geum rivale - Water Avens
Leucanthemum vulgare - Oxeye Daisy
Lotus pedunculatus - Greater Birdsfoot Trefoil
Plantago lanceolata - Ribwort Plantain
Primula veris - Cowslip
Prunella vulgaris - Selfheal
Ranunculus acris - Meadow Buttercup
Rhinanthus minor - Yellow Rattle
Rumex acetosa - Common Sorrel
Sanguisorba officinalis - Great Burnet
Lychnis flos-cuculi - Ragged Robin
Vicia cracca - Tufted Vetch
Sow in autumn or early spring at a rate of 2g/m2. on bare soil or 1g/m2 on grass.
Prepare the ground
• Clear all plant matter by digging and/or using glyphosate weedkiller
• Rake soil to a fine texture and firm down
• Leave for a few weeks and remove any new weed seedlings
• Mow grass very short
• Remove perennial weeds
• Thin grass and create some bare patches/strips by raking or with weedkiller
• Seed can be mixed with dry sand or compost to make it easier to sow evenly
• Roll or tread by foot to press seeds into the soil
• In very dry weather, water the area with a fine spray
• Remove any obvious weeds as they appear
• Keep area well watered in dry weather
• Bare soil: Clear area of plants in early autumn after they have shed seed, remove any weeds, rake and firm the soil. New plants will emerge in spring.
• Grassy meadows: Do not mow from spring to early autumn until plants have set seed. Mow as normal until early spring when new plants will emerge.