100sqm of our bee and butterfly wild flower meadow mix

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Description

This mix is especially designed to attract bees and butterflies.

This mix certainly is one of the largest mix of wild flowers, with a mix of Rare Wildflower and your common wildflower – it has 50% wild flowers int he mixx rather than the usual 20%

The grasses are also slow growing grasses selected specially to not be too intrusive.

This mix contains the following flowers:

 

Tansy; Red campion; White clover; Burnet; Black medic; Ribowort plantain; Birdsfoot trefoil; Sainfoin; corn chamomile; cowslip; cornflower; buckwheat; barley; wheat; hedge bedstraw; chicory; sheeps parsley; bitter blue lupin; oxeye daisy; Field poppy; Corncockle; self heal; borage; weld; yellow rattle; vetch; betony; wild teasel; foxglove; meadow buttercup; white mustard; wild carrot snd forage rye.

 

Timing:

Seeds need both warmth and moisture to grow and may be sown at any time of year when these conditions are met.

August-September and March-April usually produce the best conditions for sowing outside in most parts of the UK.  May to July sowings also work well in wetter western regions.  Late autumn sowings should be avoided on sites prone to water-logging in winter and late spring and summer sowings should be avoided on droughty sites.  Sowings into existing grass work best in autumn.

Some plants need to be sown at particular times to fit in with their life cycles or biology. Cornfield Annuals need to be sown in the autumn or before May in the following spring to get a flowering display.

Sowing rates:

Our recommended sowing rates for wild seed mixtures are much lower than conventional lawn and amenity grass rates (2-5g/m2 compared with 25-50g/m2). This is deliberate, as rather than aiming for rapid ground cover to suppress all weeds, wild seeding aims to allow an extended period of establishment with room for both fast growing grasses and slower germinating flower seeds.

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