Sandy Soils Wildflowers

Sandy Soils Wildflowers
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Low maintenance mix that thrives in sandy soils
Contains a vibrant variety of annual and perennial wildflowers
Suitable for use in road construction, sand pits and on free draining sites

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Product Description

Sandy Soils get a hard time for making it difficult to grow or establish plants or grass, but we know that with the right mix – an abundant wildflower meadow can be created within even the sandiest of soils! The wildflower species in this mix were picked for their unbridled ability to root, grow and thrive in sandy soils conditions, turning your sandy soil eyesore into a wildflower haven. As the species in this mix are RHS Plants for Pollinator approved, they are also a great source of food forbees and other pollinators.

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Mixture Breakdown

Lady's Bedstraw

ladysbedstraw

When does it bloom?

June - September

What colour is it?

Yellow

Annual or Perennial?

Perennial

Latin Name

Galium verum

Description

Lady's Bedstraw used to be used in bedding due to its soft and springy texture! This is definitely a wildflower you'll want in your meadow... when you walk past it, it smells of honey.

3%

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.

3.2%

Wild Carrot

wildcarrot

When does it bloom?

June - September

What colour is it?

White

Annual or Perennial?

Perennial

Latin Name

Daucus carota

Description

Part of the carrot family, Wild Carrot smells like carrots but is not the kind of one you would want to eat. Its  low nutrient and drought tolerant abilities make it ideal for sandy soils.

0.2%

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.

3.1%

Harebell

harebell

When does it bloom?

July - November

What colour is it?

Blue / Purple

Annual or Perennial?

Perennial

Latin Name

Campanula rotundifolia

Description

With its periwinkle petals and delicate appearance, Harebell won't go a miss in amongst your wildflower meadow. An old wives tale says that if you dream of Harebell, you must have found true love!

0.2%

Rough Hawksbit

roughhawksbit

When does it bloom?

May – October

What colour is it?

Yellow

Annual or Perennial?

Perennial

Latin Name

Leontodon hispidus

Description

Rough Hawksbit is a dandelion-like wildflower that actually belongs to the daisy family! It is a big fan of well-drained soils, so is perfect in our sandy soils mix.

0.2%

Black Medick

blackmedick

When does it bloom?

April - July

What colour is it?

Yellow

Annual or Perennial?

Perennial

Latin Name

Medicago lupulina

Description

Despite its name, Black Medick is actually a yellow wildflower that resembles a clover. Just like a clover, it is exceptionally good at attracting bees and pollinators and due to its 'sprawling' ability, is particularly good at thriving in clay soils!

3%

Wild Mignonette

wildmignonette

When does it bloom?

June - September

What colour is it?

Green

Annual or Perennial?

Perennial

Latin Name

Reseda luteola

Description

Wild Mignonette is a version of Weld, but with much greener buds. Although it may not have as much flora as other wildflowers, the spikes on its small flowers are an excellent source of pollen and nectar for butterflies and bees.

0.4%

Yellow Rattle

yellowrattle

When does it bloom?

May - September

What colour is it?

Yellow

Annual or Perennial?

Annual

Latin Name

Rhinanthus minor

Description

Yellow Rattle can be used in existing meadows where meadow grasses have taken over. It helps to weaken these grasses to allow other wildflowers to flourish, and does this by locking its roots to those of the grasses, and therefore lessens their abundance.

1%

Weld

weld

When does it bloom?

June - September

What colour is it?

Green

Annual or Perennial?

Perennial

Latin Name

Reseda luteola

Description

Weld sprouts teeny tiny cream buds and has a tendency to appear near foot paths. Although it may not have as much flora as other wildflowers, the spikes on its small flowers are an excellent source of pollen and nectar for butterflies and bees.

0.4%

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'!

1%

Kidney Vetch

kidneyvetch

When does it bloom?

June – September

What colour is it?

Yellow / Orange

Annual or Perennial?

Perennial

Latin Name

Anthyllis vulneraria

Description

Kidney Vetch is a bright yellow budding wildflower that sometimes gets the name Woundwort. Although this isn't  the nicest nickname, it was once used for treating ailments, and of course - wounds.

0.4%

Vipers Bugloss

vipersbugloss

When does it bloom?

June - September

What colour is it?

Violet

Annual or Perennial?

Perennial

Latin Name

Echium vulgare

Description

The electric blue blooms of Vipers Bugloss are irresistible to bees and as its stamen’s stick out, they’re extra easy to get to. Offering a pop of colour to your meadow, you can be sure that this wildflower is a tourist attraction for bees far and wide.

0.4%

Yarrow

yarrow

When does it bloom?

June – November

What colour is it?

White / Occasionally pink

Annual or Perennial?

Perennial

Latin Name

Achillea millefolium

Description

Yarrow produces clusters of white small-petalled blooms. It is an aromatic perennial making it particularly attractive to bees and pollinators who are enamoured by its sweet scent.

2%

Tall Fescue

tallfescue

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 arundinacea

Description

Tall Fescue is a grass that performs in most soil types 

25%

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 

25%

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

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

25%

Dark Mullein

darkmullein

When does it bloom?

June - September

What colour is it?

Yellow / Purple

Annual or Perennial?

Perennial

Latin Name

Verbascum nigrum

Description

Dark Mullein is a very tall wildflower that is used to growing in dry places - so is ideal for sandy soils.  We love its large yellow petals and purple centre.

1.2%

Small Leaved Timothy

smallleavedtimothy

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 Leaved Timothy is a grass that performs in most soil types 

5%

Gorse

gorse

When does it bloom?

June -August

What colour is it?

Yellow

Annual or Perennial?

Perennial

Latin Name

Ulex

Description

It is said that when Gorse is out of bloom, kissing is out of season!  The saying comes from its ability to have an all year-round bloom - meaning kissing is always on the cards. With its vanilla and coconut-y scent and bright yellow flora, we're glad this perennial never goes out of bloom!

0.7%

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 5 grams 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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I have two areas in partial shade where the soil is very dry. Would this be suitable. Is it too late to sow now?
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The gardens overlay greensand so light & dry. I have an existing grass lawn that I want to leave but develop into a wild grassland. Can I leave that in place and seed within it to gradually let the wild seed mix colonise. The existing lawn is quite patchy after last years weather so breaking out bare areas would not be difficult.
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Hi I have a north facing border which is also under a tall privet hedge. The soil is sandy. Which mix is the best one for me to buy, the one for sandy soil or the one for shady areas?
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