Wildflower mix for Birds and Butterflies 20sq.m and 100sq.m packs
Our Bird, Butterfly and Leprechaun mix is a mixture of carefully selected annual and perennial flowers and a special low growing grass (sheeps fescue). Conventional, non organic seed.
- 20sq.mt contains 40g flower seeds and 20g sheeps fescue.
- 100sq.mt contains 200g flower seeds and 100g sheeps fescue.
- Sheeps fescue is a low growing grass that won't swamp the wildflowers.
- Conventional, non organic seed
Flax, poppy, cornflower, larkspur, viola, daisy, columbine, mallow, forget me not, stock flower, molly rockets and menziesii.
- Prefers a sunny location.
- Bare soil should be cultivated (harrowed/rotivated) to ensure that the young seeds can root easily. Where weeds or grass dominate the ground should be ploughed in autumn and soil cultivation should take place in spring before sowing the flowermeadow. Do not apply any fertiliser. It is important to remove potentially competing weeds (e.g. dock weed, nettles, etc.) before sowing.
- Sow in spring or autumn in a well raked bed with fine crumble soil. Scatter seed,
- Rake lightly and firm down well.
- Water for first couple of weeks.
- Flowers June-October.
- The meadow should be cut about 5cm high in September. The grass cuttings should dry on the meadow to allow remaining seeds to fall on to the ground. After some days carefully remove the dried foliage. During the flowering period the meadow should not be used as flowers will not recover when compacted by walking. During the rest of the year the use of the flower meadow should be limited.