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Wildflower Seeds in a Bottle - Traditional Meadow Mix - 6g

Wildflower Seeds in a Bottle - Traditional Meadow Mix - 6g

£4.99

Give a unique gift!  A lovely glass bottle with cork stopper filled with 6g of wildflower seeds and presented in a kraft gift box.

A special blend of a wide range of British wildflowers to create a unique wildflower meadow with a hugely diverse range of plants flowering from June to September.  This special mix includes many species attractive to butterflies, bees and other insects.  Plant heights vary to give structure and form and the mix includes 23 hardy perennial species all bred in the UK.

The mixture can be sown on bare soil or into existing grass and one 6g bottle will cover 3 sq m on bare soil or 6 sq m on grass. 

Bottle dimensions: 66mm x 22mm.

 

 Species:

Achillea millefolium - Yarrow   Achillea millefolium - Yarrow

Centaurea nigra - Common Knapweed   Centaurea nigra - Common Knapweed

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

Leucanthemum vulgare - Oxeye Daisy    Leucanthemum vulgare - Oxeye Daisy

Lotus corniculatus - Birdsfoot Trefoil    Lotus corniculatus - Birdsfoot Trefoil

Plantago lanceolata - Ribwort Plantain    Plantago lanceolata - Ribwort Plantain

Plantago media - Hoary Plantain    Plantago media - Hoary 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 - Comon Sorrel

Trifolium pratense - Wild Red Clover    Trifolium pratense - Wild Red Clover


 

 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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