5 benefits of sowing wildflowers in autumn

Our wildflower mixtures are all native to the UK and include fabulous wildflower species such as Oxeye Daisy and Meadow Cranesbill that come alive and provide a beautiful meadow. Each species is part of either the perennial or annual family.

With exception of our Annuals Mix, all our wildflower mixes are a mixture of both families. This means that after sowing the annual species bloom vividly throughout the first year followed by the lively bloom of the perennial species over the coming seasons.

Both perennials and annual species can be sown in autumn and here’s why:

  1. To forward plan is extremely wise when sowing wildflowers as your space will be rewarded by an impressive early display the following spring.
  2. Autumn and winter create perfect growing conditions for wildflowers as extra moisture in the air is absorbed by the seed.
  3. Winter frost will help to break the dormancy of the newly sown wildflower seeds and assist in the speed of germination.
  4. There is a reduction in the risk of birds damaging wildflower seedbeds due to migration and the availability of other food during winter
  5. During autumn and winter it is more likely to rain meaning there is less need to water your plants as nature will take its course.
  6. Top tip for growing wildflower seeds

    When you plant wildflower seeds it is important that the ground is well prepared and cleared.

    Avoid using fertiliser as wildflowers thrive in poor soil conditions.

    Ensure your seeds are kept moist.

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