Wildflower meadow mix helps you to establish meadows that are attractive to everyone and loved by all kinds of wildlife
A flourishing wildflower meadow can be expensive to establish and, if poor wildflower meadow mixes are used, they are soon taken over by grasses and weeds. After one year the ground is almost back to a grassy wilderness.
Wildflowers grow best on poor dry soil and should not be mixed with grass because the grass in the soil will come itself anyway. Do not apply fertiliser to any wildflower meadow.
The Sunnyside Wildflower Meadow Mix will overcome most of the above problems and is especially attractive to bees.
It contains some game crop seeds to give extra colour and add feeding value for finches. The chosen varieties should last longer as well as making the crop more attractive to bees, insects and butterflies and also much cheaper to establish. It should be sown into a clean well-sprayed patch or ground to ensure all perennial weeds are killed first.
A dry fine seedbed is essential and it is best to sow in May is best when conditions are right. After sowing the ground should be carefully very lightly covered or raked in taking care not to bury the seeds too deep. In the spring of year two cut down to ground level and give the soil a very light tilling to mix the fallen seeds into the soil for germination.
The seed is ideal for use in private or public areas where there is an opportunity to introduce a little bit of rewilding to support biodiversity.
This wildflower meadow seed mixture should be sown at the rate of 6kgs/acre. We provide the mixture in a range of pack sizes. Choose the one that best suits your needs:
6kgs for one acre
3kgs for a half acre
1.5kgs for a quarter acre
And – for the small garden – a 150gm packet to sow 100 square metres