Wildflower mix for semi-shaded areas 20sq.m and 100sq.m packs
Our shade 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 20g flower seeds and 20g sheeps fescue.
- 100sq.mt contains 100g flower seeds and 90g sheeps fescue.
- Sheeps fescue is a low growing grass that won't swamp the wildflowers.
- Conventional, non organic seed
Annual gypsophila,corn cockle, corn marigold, blueyes nemophila, candytuft, forget-me-not, clarkia, columbine, corn poppy, coreopsis, coneflower, larkspur, daisy, snapdragon, carnations, bellflower, blue flax.
- Please note that we use both annuals and perennials that "tolerate" partial shade.
- This mixture works best in locations that receive strong, filtered sunlight throughout the day or 1-4 hours of full sunlight per day.
- Will not prosper in dense shade.
- 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.