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RP Seeds Wildflower Seeds Boggy Meadow Mix

Wildflower seeds - Boggy Meadow Mix - 2g

£2.49

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. 

Species:

Achillea millefolium - Yarrow   Achillea millefolium - Yarrow

Achillea ptarmica - Sneezewort    Achillea ptarmica - Sneezewort

Stachys officinalis - Betony    Stachys officinalis - Betony

Centaurea nigra - Common Knapweed   Centaurea nigra - Common Knapweed

Filipendula ulmaria - Meadowsweet    Filipendula ulmaria - Meadowsweet

Galium verum - Lady's Bedstraw    Galium verum - Lady's Bedstraw

Geum rivale - Water Avens    Geum rivale - Water Avens

Leucanthemum vulgare - Oxeye Daisy    Leucanthemum vulgare - Oxeye Daisy

Lotus pedunculatus - Greater Birdsfoot Trefoil    Lotus pedunculatus - Greater Birdsfoot Trefoil

Plantago lanceolata - Ribwort Plantain    Plantago lanceolata - Ribwort Plantain

Primula veris - Cowslip    Primula veris - Cowslip

Prunella vulgaris - Selfheal    Prunella vulgaris - Selfheal

Ranunculus acris - Meadow Buttercup    Ranunculus acris - Meadow Buttercup

Rhinanthus minor - Yellow Rattle    Rhinanthus minor - Yellow Rattle

Rumex acetosa - Comon Sorrel    Rumex acetosa - Common Sorrel

Sanguisorba officinalis - Great Burnet    Sanguisorba officinalis - Great Burnet

Lychnis flos-cuculi - Ragged Robin    Lychnis flos-cuculi - Ragged Robin

Vicia cracca - Tufted Vetch    Vicia cracca - Tufted Vetch

 


GROWING GUIDE

Sow in autumn or early spring at a rate of 2g/m2. on bare soil or 1g/m2 on grass.

Prepare the ground
Bare soil:
• 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
Existing grass:
• Mow grass very short
• Remove perennial weeds
• Thin grass and create some bare patches/strips by raking or with weedkiller

Sowing
• 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

Maintenance
• 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.

 



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