Wildflower seeds - Special Meadow Mix - 2g
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 2g packet will cover 1 sq m on bare soil and 2 sq m on grass.
Achillea millefolium - Yarrow
Stachys officinalis - Betony
Centaurea nigra - Common Knapweed
Centaurea scabiosa - Greater Knapweed
Daucus carota - Wild Carrot
Filipendula ulmaria - Meadowsweet
Galium album - Hedge Bedstraw
Galium verum - Lady's Bedstraw
Leontodon hispidus - Rough Hawkbit
Leucanthemum vulgare - Oxeye Daisy
Lotus corniculatus - Birdsfoot Trefoil
Origanum vulgare - Wild Marjoram
Plantago media - Hoary Plantain
Sanguisorba minor - Salad Burnet
Primula veris - Cowslip
Prunella vulgaris - Selfheal
Ranunculus acris - Meadow Buttercup
Rhinanthus minor - Yellow Rattle
Rumex acetosa - Common Sorrel
Silene dioica - Red Campion
Lychnis flos-cuculi - Ragged Robin
Trifolium pratense - Wild Red Clover
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.