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Cottage Garden Wildflower Seed Mix

Regular price €7,70 EUR
Regular price €12,00 EUR Sale price €7,70 EUR
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Create the cottage garden of your dreams with this Cottage Garden Wildflower Seed Mix 

These wildflower seeds are available to purchase now for delivery in late March onwards

Presented in a beautiful Cardboard Seed Shaker, this will make a perfect gift as well as being a very handy refillable seed shaker

Covers up to 35 square metres

Contains approx 15g wildflower seed and 190g of Bran carrier

Cottage Garden Wildflower Seed Mix wants a soil which is very low in nutrients so don’t apply any fertiliser before sowing Wildflower Seed Mix.

The best months to sow your Wildflower Seed Mix are March-April and September October.

Seed Mix - Whats included in your Wildflower Seed Mix:

Summer Pheasant's Eye, Common Corncockle, Rose of Heaven, Peach Blossom, Blue Angel, Common Daisy, Hare's Ear, Cornflower, Siberian Wallflower, Innocence, Chinese forget-me-not, California Poppy, Bird's Eyes, Baby's Breath, Flax, Blue Lupin, Forget me Not, Baby Blue Eyes, Basil, Evening Primrose, Common Poppy, White Mignonette, Dill, Oxeye Daisy and Lady's Lace.
(Varieties can differ and can be replaced due to crop and seasonal circumstances.)

 

Pictures are illustrative only and whilst I have made every attempt to ensure that they represent what is in each mixture, they are not definitively accurate as to what is included in each mixture

 How to Sow Wildflower Seeds

Wildflower Seeds - Basic Sowing Instructions

  • Ground preparation is key to a successful meadow
  • Do not sow directly into lawn, meadow or weedy soil
  • Avoid using chemicals in gardens as much as possible & follow organic practices to protect our wildlife
  • Prepare your ground by removing all vegetation, weeds & root
  • Wildflowers grow better on soils with a lower fertility.
  • You don't need to dig & turn your soil. Just loosen in the top 2 inches of topsoil
  • When to sow: March/April & August/September/October – provided no frost
  • Take care to ensure an even seed distribution
  • Stand seed in after sowing
  • Water seed after sowing
  • Remove any unwanted weeds that grow

 

Cutting Instructions

  • Year 1: Cut once at the end of year one (after flowering in September/October). Leave cuttings on ground for 2-3 weeks for seed to disperse. After 3 weeks Remove all cuttings
  • Years 2 and 3: Cut once at the end of year one. Leave cuttings on ground for 2-3 weeks for seed to disperse. After 3 weeks Remove all cuttings
  • If grass is strong, then cut the meadow back 3 times in the 2nd and 3rd year. Cut to approx. 8 to 15cm in height. This will prevent your wild flowers from being smothered out by the grass
  • Year 4: From this point onwards, only cut the meadow once a year as above.

 

Gap creation

  • Each year you should consider gap creation
  • This is basically exposing bare soil throughout the meadow and re-seeding these areas to encourage a more species rich, floral display
  • You can re-seed with seeds you collected from the previous year or buy more seeds
  • If grasses are taking over, then heavier clumps of grass should be spot weeded out

 

GOOD LUCK AND ENJOY THEM, PETER DOWDALL