Shaded Areas Wildflowers

Shaded Areas Wildflowers

A meadow of wildflowers that can grow in little light

Helps to provide a canopy habitat for pollinators and wildlife

Makes use of forgotten about shady spaces
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Growing wildflowers in shady spaces doesn’t have to be difficult – all you need is the right seed! We cultivated this Shaded Area wildflower mix, so that it contains only the wildflowers that are the very best at growing in little light and are similar to what you would find growing naturally beneath trees or in a woodland setting. With annuals, perennials and grass this mix will help you to create the meadow you’ve longed for in the darker parts of your garden.

Mixture Breakdown

White Campion 2%
Red Campion 3%
Lords & Ladies 0.2%
Foxglove 0.1%
Meadow Sweet 0.5%
Ragged Robin 0.1%
Sweet Cicely 2%
Hedge Bedstraw 2%
Ransoms 0.5%
Wood Sage 0.5%
Tall Fescue 25%
Bluebell 2%
Crested Dogstail 15%
Slender Creeping Red Fescue 25%
Wood Avens 1%
Hedge Parsley (Upright) 0.5%
Wood Meadow Grass 5%
Strong Creeping Red Fescue 10%
Yellow Flag 1.6%
Garlic Mustard 0.8%
Betony 0.2%
Corncockle 1.8%
Corn Marigold 1%
Bugle 0.1%
Greater Stitchwort 0.1%

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
Sowing Depth 20 - 40mm
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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Hello, I've noted the best time to sow this seed is September (nature's sowing time of course!) But will I get reasonable results by sowing now in Spring?
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What is best time to sow this?
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Hello Grass People

I have a small unused raised flower bed about 3m x 5m and I’m not interested in gardening so I was hoping something like could answer my prayers? If this is an answer would it need mowing at all and could I get away with sowing it now and how do you sow stuff?

Thanks

Nick
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I'm after a wild flower mix that would be suited to a chalk/clay field.
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What is the best way to sow your wild flower seeds to ensure an even coverage, the area I am hoping to develop is about 20m sq.
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I have ordered some shaded areas seeds and wondered is January an adequate time to sow ?
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Can I sow wildflower seeds directly on to raked grass or would it need to be dug up?
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Wen do I plant my wild flower seed it’s for a shaded area
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I am planning a wildflower area beneath some apple trees and will probably go for the Shaded Area seed. Can you tell me how often and when this should be cut. I will be sowing next month (April).
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I want to plant some wildflower seed in a shaded area of my garden, probably in the next couple of weeks, will I see flowers this summer?
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Hello may I please know if I can plant these now (May)
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Hello,

I'm wondering if I sow this now (September) will the grass grow before winter or will the soil be bare over winter as the current grass will obviously need cutting back before sowing? I am very new to gardening!

I have inherited a garden with currently a lot of long grass that hasn't been mown often, however no wildflowers as it is mainly docks, weeds and lawn-type grasses, but this might provide shelter for some creatures so don't want to cut it right back if it will be bare for a long time?

Thanks!

Thanks,

Louise.
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Is it too late to sow late October in the UK?
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Hi,
I have a north facing lawn that gets some sun but is partly shaded. It’s patchy and lots of dandelions. How could I prepare it for sowing these to create a little meadow?
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I'm just wondering what soil would be best for these? I have a shaded area but with chalky soil.
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I'm interested to know the provenance of your seed - is it UK provenance ?
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Hi I have removed existing lawn to find shallow soil and some building aggregate. The area is North facing, only a little direct sunlight but not deep shade. Could i sow seed directly into this environment or would i need to improve the soil/structure?
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Hi, if I sow these in a raised bed, how often would they need watering? Thanks
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Hi, I have just ordered these seeds. I am seeding a new lawn and want the wildflower seeds for a shady strip by the fence. Is it best to mix this wildflower mix with the new grass seed or just plant the flower seed on its own?
Cheers
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I have just sown dry shade wildflower mix (late september) and was wondering if I will need to thin out the seedlings when germinated or will they sort themselves out ?
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what soil does the wild flower for shaded areas need please.
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Do the seeds have an expiration date?
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I have slight hillock under an apple tree and alongside the hedge - so it is in shade. I have just killed off the ground elder that was covering it - and want to sow grass with maybe some wild flowers scattered in there. My soil is dry - and heavy chalk . What seed would you recommend?
Thanks
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Customer Reviews

Date Rating Customer Comment Company Comment
14-Oct-2019 Service:

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Service rating : Good easy to use online service, goods were delivered within two working days as stated and packed well with strong but minimal materials.
Product : Good value and mix of wild flower seed, not yet sewn so can't comment on the quality but ought to make my wild flower patch look...
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09-Oct-2019 Service:

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Service rating : Easy order process and swift delivery.
Instructions/tips with product is very helpful.
Product : Haven't used product yet.
23-Sep-2019 Service:

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Great website easy to order and very quick delivery. Let’s wait and see come next summer how my seeds get on
23-Sep-2019 Service:

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Service rating : Good service and well packaged goods, best price found for the product I was looking for.
Product : Not used yet and only the future growth will provide the answer!
20-Sep-2019 Service:

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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 : Loved the colours in...
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02-Sep-2019 Service:

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great, looking forward to a meadow
26-Aug-2019 Service:

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Service rating : Good information on website. Fast delivery
Product : Seems good but won’t know until it starts to grow
29-Jul-2019 Service:

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Excellent service
19-Jun-2019 Service:

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Service rating : Very helpful and very prompt service
Product : Very high quality. Will definitely go to the grass people again
18-Jun-2019 Service:

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Service rating : No issues. Would buy from them again.
Product : Have not used seeds yet but not expecting any issues.

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