Flowering Meadow

Flowering Meadow

Creates a delightful display of cornfield annuals and long-lasting perennials
Develops a year-round habitat for bees and pollinators
Contains sought-after UK native wildflowers

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Product Description

Flowering Meadow contains a simply stunning array of classic British cornfield annuals and longer-lasting perennials. The grass species in this mix are meticulously matched to their wildflower counterparts to create a meadow as it would naturally occur in uncultivated land. The grass in this mix will grow first after sown, creating a nursery for the RHS Plant for Pollinators wildflowers to thrive in.

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Mixture Breakdown

White Campion

whitecampion

When does it bloom?

May -  October

What colour is it?

White

Annual or Perennial?

Perennial

Latin Name

Silene latifolia

Description

The white sibling of Red Campion, this wildflower still holds it on with its lengthy rayed petals. At night time it is said to produce a clover scent that is attractive to many bees and pollinators.

1.9%

Cornflower

cornflower

When does it bloom?

June – August

What colour is it?

Violet

Annual or Perennial?

Annual

Latin Name

Centaurea cyanus

Description

Cornflower was previously considered a weed in amongst its cornfield annuals companions but is now accepted and widely praised as one of its finest! We're not surprised - who could dismiss those electric blue blooms?

1.6%

Corncockle

corncockle

When does it bloom?

May – September

What colour is it?

Purple

Annual or Perennial?

Annual

Latin Name

Agrostemma githago

Description

Corncockle is a pretty purple wildflower with tall stems and full petals and is a bright addition to any annuals mix. It is currently rare and endangered. 

4.2%

Oxeye Daisy

oxeyedaisy

When does it bloom?

May – September

What colour is it?

White / Yellow

Annual or Perennial?

Perennial

Latin Name

Leucanthemum vulgare

Description

Imagine the daisy chain these would make! Oxeye Daisy is the largest member of the daisy family and its almost flat surface makes the perfect landing pad for bees and pollinators.

0.5%

Foxglove

foxglove

When does it bloom?

June – September

What colour is it?

Pink / Purple

Annual or Perennial?

Perennial

Latin Name

Digitalis purpurea

Description

Foxgloves are biennial wildflowers that when sown will reward you with blooms for two whole years. Their bright pink / purple bells are attractive to bees and pollinators who tunnel in to feed on its nectar.

0.1%

Self Heal

selfheal

When does it bloom?

June – October

What colour is it?

Purple

Annual or Perennial?

Perennial

Latin Name

Prunella vulgaris

Description

As its name suggests, Self Heal was typically used in herbal medicine to stop bleeding and heal wounds - we're not too sure we can vouch for that, but it does bud pretty purple flowers!

0.8%

Corn Marigold

cornmarigold

When does it bloom?

June -  October

What colour is it?

Yellow

Annual or Perennial?

Annual

Latin Name

Glebionis segetum

Description

Corn Marigold is a bright ray of sunshine on a gloomy day. Its orange-yellow petals burst into life in June and last all the way through until October. Part of the cornfield annuals family, although this annual may have one showing - it’s a showstopper!

1.7%

Common Knapweed

commonknapweed

When does it bloom?

June - September

What colour is it?

Purple

Annual or Perennial?

Perennial

Latin Name

Centaurea nigra

Description

Common Knapweed can be mistaken for a thistle before it blooms, and once it does, it has magnificent starburst purple petals that resemble a firework display!

0.4%

Ribwort Plantain

ribwortplantain

When does it bloom?

January – December

What colour is it?

White / Brown

Annual or Perennial?

Perennial

Description

Ribwort Plantain although not the brightest wildflower, certainly adds a natural diversity to your wildflower meadow. Its tiny white buds provide food for bees and pollinators whilst its seeds are great for Goldfinches.

1.4%

Corn Poppy

corn poppy

When does it bloom?

June – August

What colour is it?

Red / Black

Annual or Perennial?

Annual

Latin Name

Papaver rhoeas

Description

Corn Poppy is a vibrant and bright addition to any meadow and easily recognisable and identifiable throughout the UK. Of course it has meaning for many, and also adds a colourful pop to any wildflower plot!

2.2%

Sheeps Fescue

sheepsfescue

When does it bloom?

This is a grass seed and typically germinates at temperatures of 8 -10 degrees.

What colour is it?

Green / Beige

Annual or Perennial?

Perennial Grass

Latin Name

Festuca ovina

Description

Sheeps Fescue is a grass that performs in most soil types 

15%

Sweet Vernal Grass

sweetvernalgrass

When does it bloom?

This is a grass seed and typically germinates at temperatures of 8 -10 degrees.

What colour is it?

Green / Beige

Annual or Perennial?

Perennial Grass

Latin Name

Anthoxanthum odoratum

Description

Sweet Vernal Grass is a grass that performs in most soil types 

1%

Corn Chamomile

cornchamomile

When does it bloom?

June - September

What colour is it?

White / Yellow

Annual or Perennial?

Annual

Latin Name

Anthemis arvensis

Description

Although Corn Chamomile looks like a daisy, it is part of the cornfield annuals family. With its flat and almost-level surface it makes the perfect pit-stop for bees and pollinators.

0.9%

Slender Creeping Red Fescue

slendercreepingredfescue

When does it bloom?

This is a grass seed and typically germinates at temperatures of 8 -10 degrees.

What colour is it?

Green / Beige

Annual or Perennial?

Perennial Grass

Latin Name

Festuca rubra

Description

Slender Creeping Red Fescue is a grass that performs in most soil types 

24%

Small Leaved Timothy

smallleafedtimothy

When does it bloom?

This is a grass seed and typically germinates at temperatures of 8 -10 degrees.

What colour is it?

Green / Beige

Annual or Perennial?

Perennial Grass

Latin Name

Phleum nodosum L

Description

Small Leafed Timothy is a grass that performs in most soil types 

5%

Crested Dogstail

cresteddogstail

When does it bloom?

This is a grass seed and typically germinates at temperatures of 8 -10 degrees.

What colour is it?

Green / Beige

Annual or Perennial?

Perennial Grass

Latin Name

Cynosurus cristatus

Description

Crested Dogstail is a grass that performs in most soil types 

7.5%

Tall Oat-grass

talloatgrass

When does it bloom?

This is a grass seed and typically germinates at temperatures of 8 -10 degrees.

What colour is it?

Green / Beige

Annual or Perennial?

Perennial Grass

Latin Name

Arrhenatherum elatius

Description

Tall Oat Grass is a grass that performs in most soil types 

5%

Tufted Hair Grass

tuftedhairgrass

When does it bloom?

This is a grass seed and typically germinates at temperatures of 8 -10 degrees.

What colour is it?

Green / Beige

Annual or Perennial?

Perennial Grass

Latin Name

Deschampsia cespitosa

Description

Tufted Hair Grass is a grass that performs in most soil types 

2.5%

Red Campion

redcampion

When does it bloom?

March – November

What colour is it?

Pink

Annual or Perennial?

Perennial

Latin Name

Silene dioica

Description

Red Campion has hot pink petals that make for quite the show stopper in your wildflower meadow, and can typically be found in woodland areas.  Red Campion begins to flower once bluebells begin to fade, so if you notice this happening in your wildflower sward you can begin to look forward to their fuchsia blooms!

2%

Meadow Buttercup

meadow buttercup

When does it bloom?

April - October

What colour is it?

Yellow

Annual or Perennial?

Perennial

Latin Name

Ranunculus acris

Description

Meadow Buttercup is a bright yellow perennial with cupped golden yellow petals that give it its name. Meadow Buttercup grows taller than the buttercups you would typically find in your lawn and makes a bright addition to your wildflower meadow.

1%

Salad Burnet

saladburnet

When does it bloom?

May – September

What colour is it?

Pink / Green

Annual or Perennial?

Perennial

Latin Name

Sanguisorba minor

Description

A perennial wildflower with toothed leaves and pink flowers, its leaves when crushed smell like cucumber and used to be used in salads!

1%

Birdsfoot Trefoil

birdsfootrefoil

When does it bloom?

May – September

What colour is it?

Yellow / Red

Annual or Perennial?

Perennial

Latin Name

Lotus corniculatus

Description

Birdsfoot Trefoil is part of the pea family and grows up to 35cm. It is well known for its yellow slipper like petals and red centre, which has given it the nickname of  'Eggs and Bacon'!

0.3%

Usage Guide

How to Use this Product

Remove any existing grass, plants or flora
Further remove the top 5-10cm to reduce soil fertility
Remove stones and other debris and rake the area to create a fine, level seedbed
Scatter the seed at a rate of 5g per m2
Lightly rake the area to cover the seed and water well

Recommended Usage

Sowing Rate 5g per m2
When For best results sow in September

Aftercare

I’ve sown my wildflower seed in April / May (spring)

In August / September of the first year you have sown your wildflower seed, cut your wildflower sward to 7cm after flowering – you can do this by putting your mower on a high setting. In most cases remove clippings* (Note: a late spring sowing will result in late flowering). Do not be tempted fertilise or add top soil to this area – wildflowers prefer poor soil conditions, and this is how they should stay. Continue this same process, year after year. *If you have annual wildflowers in your mix and you do not wish them to return the following year, remove the clippings. If you want your wildflowers to return the following year - let them go to seed head, and manually assist their self-seeding by firming the seed heads into the soil. By doing this, your annuals will return the following year.

I’ve sown my wildflower seed in September / October (autumn)

In March / April of the first year of sowing your wildflower seed, make sure there is sufficient material to mow – your wildflowers / grasses should be at a height of 10cm. If your wildflowers are at this height, mow to 7cm no later than mid-April, as this will delay their blooming process. In August / September, after they have bloomed, cut your wildflower meadow again to 7cm, remove all clippings unless you want your annuals to return. If you wish for your annual wildflowers to make a reappearance the following spring, follow the process above by letting the seed heads drop into the soil, and give them a helping hand by firming them into the soil.

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If I sow in September when will they come through
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Do I have to remove the grass from the area that I want to make into a wild flower meadow?
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I have a patch of lawn which I would like to convert to a flowering meadow for the bees however the amount of sunlight that reaches the area is minimal and intermittent. I love the combination of wild flower seeds in this product and would like to know if this would be suitable given the conditions or am I better off going for a shady mix. Thank you!
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Can I sow in may?
7
Is this safe for equine grazing?
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How soon can I sow, after putting weed killed down ?
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When is the best time to cut the meadow grass
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Hi, I'm thinking of making up sachets of wildflower seeds to send instead of Christmas cards this year. I will need to include brief instructions for the recipients so wondered when/where/how to plant.
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Is this mix suitable for dry, sandy soil or as a friend describes it 'unforgiving'?
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Is this a good mix for supporting bees and other pollinators? If not, do you stock a better one for this purpose?
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we are concerned at overall height of grass / meadow flowers want no more than 18 inches better about 12 inches as don,t want area to look unkempt
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Hi
We have ordered and sowed out flowering meadow seeds this week and I was just wondering, how long will it take to see any flowers and when should I strim for the first time?! Thank you!
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How do I use the seed on an existing lawn area?
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After you have mown your wildflowers in late August, will they return next spring?
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Hi, i have just bought some of this and plan to sow this very soon, once established and fully blooming, can i cut it back and it will regrow? thanks
0
Which mix would thrive best on the south side (no shade) of a tall cedar of Lebanon. The roots are shallow and existing grass is poor and permanently covered in cedar needles. The only way I have been able to sow grass seed with some success on the shadier side is to scarify robustly, sow seed, then cover with enviromesh until seeds have germinated. Will this work and which mix would be best for poor soil and full sun?
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I’ve completely removed all weeds, grass and the top soil, do I need to some grass seed to the mix as I sow?
Regards
Adrian
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hi, im getting married at the end of June, if I buy this product now, will it have time to flower by then?

thanks Nick
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Can I sow in February or March?
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Customer Reviews

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15-Nov-2019 Service:

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Service rating : Fast delivery
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14-Oct-2019 Service:

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Service rating : First class service. Excellent product
Product : Excellent, well packaged.
08-Oct-2019 Service:

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Service rating : Very prompt and efficient
Product : Good size bag of seeds let’s hope it flowers in the spring
08-Oct-2019 Service:

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Excellent service, here within 2 days of ordering, clear instructions on how to sow. Can't wait to see the wild flowers next year. Brilliant
08-Oct-2019 Service:

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Ordering and delivery was easy and on time .... the seeds won't grow for 6 months so can't comment on their quality yet .
01-Oct-2019 Service:

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Service rating : Very quick service. Seeds were well packed with helpful instructions.
Product : I have son the seeds but won’t know how good until next year. So far so good!
26-Sep-2019 Service:

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Service rating : Easy to order - order arrived within 24 hours.
Product : Followed instructions waiting for them to germinate and grow.
25-Sep-2019 Service:

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Quick and educated service as usual.
23-Sep-2019 Service:

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Service rating : The grass seed arrived punctually and was packaged well. Very pleased that delivery date was kept as promised.
Product : We have sown the grass seed and are now waiting for it to germinate - obviously we will not know how it will perform until then but the initial signs are looking...
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Service rating : Excellent service, fast delivery. This is the second time I’ve purchased the wildflowers meadow seed to create meadows for clients .
Great stuff I would highly recommend it this summer the meadow was fabulous despite only being the first year!
Product : Great seeds fast...
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