Wildflower Seeds from Sow Seeds Ltd
The flowers in the 100% General Purpose Wildflower meadow seed mix are yellow, purple and white with a hint of red - it's a wildflower mix reminiscent of the traditional English country meadow. The mix contains a range of seeds that are suitable for most open sunny sites.
This mixture contains 100% wildflower seed, with NO GRASSES, and is ideal for those situations where you wish to sow on established grass. Likewise, it can be sown straight on to a weed-free seedbed. This mix is 100% native UK origin.
Contains over 15 varieties that are identified by the RHS as beneficial for the pollinators in your garden.
This mix is the one used by Monty Don on episode 21 of BBC Gardeners World when Monty showed how to sow a wildflower meadow in August 2019. It contains the priority species that Monty Don recommended: Cowslip, Birds Foot Trefoil, and Scabious. In addition to the must have meadow-maker, Yellow Rattle.
100% General Purpose Wildflower Seed Mix Information
|When to Sow:||Throughout the year (bar the depths of winter) but best results from August to October then March to April.|
|Soil / Site Conditions:||Most, but sunny site.|
|How to Sow:||
Sowing of Wildflower seeds can take place through most of the year (bar the depths of winter). But generally, the most successful time is August to October (following natures natural cycle) and then by March to April. Firstly mow the grass area very short. Using a rake or harrow, the grass then needs to be raked to remove the thatch (the layer of dead grass and moss that builds up on the soil surface). If necessary, then use a 3 pronged hoe to break up the soil surface. This ‘scarification’ is really important; the seed must be able to reach the soil surface. Aim for at least 50% bare soil, preferably more. Broadcast the seed at a rate of 2gm per sq metre (The seed can be mixed with sharp sand to ensure a more even spread). Walk over the seeded area ensuring that the total ground is walked upon. This is to ensure that the seeds are in contact with the soil, which is vital for germination.
Carefully water during dry weather, and keep on top of removing weeds until the meadow begins to establish. In the first year after germination high cut the sward in late Summer Following years should see the wildflower meadow cut in Mar/Apr to 7.5cm and the second cut in Aug/Oct.
Be aware that it can take several years for the meadow to become established, patience is required, just as in nature!
|Sow Rate:||2 grams per square metre.|
|Pack Weight / Area:||
When to Sow 100% General Purpose Wildflower Seed Mix
100% General Purpose Wildflower Seed Mix Contents
|Oxeye Daisy||Leucanthemum vulgare||20-100||White||May-Oct|
|Ladys Bedstraw||Galium verum||20-30||Yellow||Jun - Sep|
|Wild Carrot||Daucus carota||60 - 75||White||Jun - Sep|
|Ribwort Plantain||Plantago lanceolata||30 - 40||Brown||May-Sep|
|Red Campion||Silene dioica||50 - 100||Purple||May-Sep|
|Self Heal||Prunella vulgaris||20 - 30||Purple||June-Sep|
|Vipers Buglos||Echium vulgare||60 - 80||Blue||May - Sep|
|White Campion||Silene alba||30-100||White||May-Sep|
|Yellow Rattle||Rhinanthus minor||30-45||Yellow||May-Aug|
|Birdsfoot Trefoil||Lotus corniculatus||5 - 15||Yellow||Aug-Oct|
|Black Knapweed||Centaurea nigra||30-80||Purple||June-Sep|
|Meadowsweet||Filipendula ulmaria||100-125||Cream||Jun - Sep|
|Meadow Buttercup||Ranunculus acris||30-100||Yellow||May-Sep|
|St Johns Wort||
|Devils Bit or Field Scabious||Succia pratensis||60 - 75||Blue||Jul - Oct|
|Cowslip||Primula veris||15 - 25||Yellow||Apr - May|
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