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 these problems and it 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. They are also much cheaper to establish. The wildflower meadow mix should be sown into a clean well-sprayed patch of ground to ensure that all perennial weeds that are killed before you begin.
A dry fine seedbed is essential to give your your wildflower meadow a good start. It is best to sow in May when conditions are right. After sowing, the ground should be carefully very lightly covered or raked in. Take 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. This will help to to mix the fallen seeds into the soil for germination. (For full guidelines on how to get the best out of our wildflower meadow, do check out our planting guide).
The seed is ideal for use in private or public areas where there is an opportunity to introduce a little bit of rewilding. Wherever you plant your meadow, you will be doing your bit to support biodiversity!
Wildflower Meadow Mix Coverage
This wildflower meadow seed mixture should be sown at the rate of 6kgs/acre. We provide the mixture in 1.5kg packages . Choose the quantity that best suits your needs:
1.5kgs for a quarter acre – €210, including VAT.
3kgs for a half acre – €390, including VAT.
6kgs for one acre – €570, including VAT
And – for the small garden, 150g packet to sow 100 square metres.