Wildflower seeds - Woodland & Shade Mix - 2g.
An excellent blend of wildflowers which will thrive in shady areas where nothing else seems to grow. Perfect for woodland gardens, under trees and shrubs, and for brightening up those little corners that the sun never manages to reach. Flowering from spring to early summer, this mix includes 15 hardy perennial species of varying heights. All seed 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 or 2 sq m on grass.
Alliaria petiolata - Garlic Mustard
Allium ursinum - Ramsons
Stachys officinalis - Betony
Digitalis purpurea - Foxglove
Filipendula ulmaria - Meadowsweet
Galium album - Hedge Bedstraw
Geum urbanum - Wood Avens
Hyacinthoides non-scripta - Bluebell
Hypericum hirsutum - Hairy St Johns Wort
Primula vulgaris - Primrose
Prunella vulgaris - Selfheal
Silene dioica - Red Campion
Lychnis flos-cuculi - Ragged Robin
Stachys sylvatica - Hedge Woundwort
Teucrium scorodonia - Wood Sage
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.