Our Sunnyside WildFlower Meadow is designed to last for 3 to 5 years if managed well.
Wildflowers grow best on poor dry soil and should not be mixed with grass because the grass in the soil will come itself anyway. See our Sowing and Maintenance section for guidelines.
This wildflower meadow mix contains some game crop seeds to give extra colour and add feeding value for finches. The chosen varieties flower over a long period and will attract bees, butterflies, insects and moths all summer and autumn as well as hundreds of finches all winter if left standing.
This meadow is relatively cheap to establish. It should be sown into a clean well-prepared patch of ground with all perennial weeds taken out before sowing. A dry, fine seedbed is essential and sowing in May is best when conditions are right.
After sowing, the ground should be carefully lightly covered or raked. Take care not to bury the seeds too deep.
Maintaining a Wildflower Meadow
In the spring of year two, cut half of the plot down to ground level and give the soil a very light tilling to mix the fallen seeds into the soil for germination. The following spring, do the same for the other half of your meadow.
Meadow Mix Sowing Rate
This mixture should be sown at the rate of 6kgs/.40Ha and can be purchased in 4 size packs ranging from .40Ha, .20Ha, .10Ha and for the small gardener a 150gm packet to sow 100 square metres.
This meadow mix contains 15 species:
Cornflower, Corn Marigold, Corn Chamomile, Corn Cockle, Oxeye Daisy, Field Poppy, Linseed, Phacelia, Red Clover, Lucerne, Borage, Red Campion, Knapweed, Birdsfoot Trefoil and Yellow Rattle.
0.40Ha pack, 6kgs, €450.00.
0.20Ha pack, 3kgs, €250.00.
.10 Ha pack, 1.50kgs, €150.00.
100 sq.metre pack, 150gms, €22.00.
The above prices include delivery and 13.50% VAT.
Sunnyside Wildflower Meadow; Photo taken on Corrin Nature Reserve in the summer of 2019.