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Wildflower Seeds

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50/50 Wildflower Seeds

These native British wildflower seeds will create a colourful and natural look in your garden. Now you can have flowers in your garden and essential oils in your house for a fully natural home. You’ll also be helping to save the UK Bee population, by providing a fantastic habitat and source of pollination.

This mix of 50/50 seed is the highest ratio of wild flower seeds you can grow. The mixed grass seeds are essential for supporting the flower growth and providing structure to the meadow. They are crucial for spreading the seeds, rather than some mixes that contain sand, there is no sand in our meadow mix. Just a diverse range of 50% wildflowers and 50% grasses (see list below). The species included in this mixture create an attractive display and are selected for being fast growing, attractive and easy to establish.

Growing wildflowers is important for the environment. The flowers look and smell great, as well as being an excellent food source and create great habitats for a range of animals and pollinating insects including honey bees, butterflies and moths.    

Wildflower seeds include:

1 Chamomile, Corn (Anthemis arvensis): 6%, Annual

2 Corncockle (Agrostemma githago): 20%, Annual

3 Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus): 9%, Annual

4 Marigold, Corn (Chrysanthemum segetum): 6%, Annual

5 Poppy, Common (Papaver rhoeas): 6%, Annual

6 Buttercup, Meadow (Ranunculus acris): 3%, Perrenial

Grasses (for crop strength, supporting stems and to act as a spreading compound. Our seed mixes do not contain sand like other suppliers):

Chewings Fescue, Strong Creeping Red Fescue, Slender Creeping Red Fescue, Hard Fescue and Crested Dogstail.

Sow the seeds outdoors between February and October for the best results. Spring and Autumn provide the best conditions for sowing. Alternatively, the seeds can be sown in a greenhouse all year round. If overseeding into grass, it is best to sow during autumn when grass growth has slowed down. Suitable for use on a wide range of soil types.

Flowers will grow between 30cm to 90cm.

5g per square metre.

Suitable for areas in the sun or shade.

Regularly mix the seeds when sowing, as seeds will naturally separate due to variations in size and weight.

Directions for use:

  1. Clear the area of weeds and other plants. Create a seed bed by raking the surface well ensuring there are no big clumps of soil.
  2. Sprinkle evenly across your chosen surface (some seeds are tiny and will fall to the bottom of the bag, so shake the bag before use and regularly mix whilst sowing)
  3. Next, ensure good ‘seed to soil’ contact by lightly raking to a depth of 0.5cm or by rolling the area.
  4. Water well and keep the seeds moist (they will need to be watered regularly in order to germinate)
  5. Cover the seeds to avoid them being spoiled or taken by birds
  6. After 4-8 weeks you will start to see them grow (it's as easy as throw and grow). 

The plants will naturally die back over the winter. Let the plants run to seed, in autumn, then cut the area down using a strimmer or mower, leaving the cuttings for up to a week before clearing the area. This will allow them to dry and shed seeds back into the soil for next year. Every few years top up with more seeds. The process is much easier than cutting grass monthly and much better to look at.

Use 5g per square metre (10 sq ft)

1g of seeds is about 450 seeds. Seeds vary in size and weight.

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