Meadow Over-Seeding Just Wild Flowers
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br>This wild flower only seed mixture can be sown successfully into open swards that are free of aggressive grasses and perennial weeds. Cut or graze hard, harrow or rake to create at least fifty percent bare soil before broadcasting and rolling the seed in. This mixture should be sown in the autumn when grass swards are more open and less aggressive. Please note that this mixture attracts VAT which will be added on at checkout.
|Contents per Kg||%||kg|
|Lesser Knapweed (Centaurea nigra)||9.0||0.090|
|native ESSEX red clover||15.0||0.150|
|Salad Burnet (Sanguisorba minor)||20.0||0.200|
|native Sainfoin (Onobrychis viicifolia) wildflower||13.0||0.130|
|Ox-eye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)||10.0||0.100|
|Ribwort Plantain (Plantago lanceolata)||5.0||0.050|
|White Campion (Silene latifolia)||5.0||0.050|
|Self Heal (Prunella vulgaris)||5.0||0.050|
|Red Campion (Silene dioica)||5.0||0.050|
|Ladys Bedstraw (Galium verum)||5.0||0.050|
|Musk Mallow (Malva moschata)||3.0||0.030|
|Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)||5.0||0.050|
This is a weakly stemmed, sprawling species, when cut is has a notable sweet smell.
Lesser knapweed is also known as common black knapweed. It is a competitive wild flower found throughout the UK and parts of western Europe, in old meadows and roadsides. It may be known as 'hardheads'.
Once establsihed musk mallow can be a robust plant, that is prolific on fertile soils, rich in nitrogen.
Native Red Clover
Native red clover, sometimes known as Essex or indigenous red clover, is a native variety to the UK. Generally this variety is smaller and lower yielding than an agriculturally bred strain, but with a longer lifespan. Despite being lower yielding than some varieties, it is notably early to flower, often seen from April to May.
Oxeye daisy is a robust, reliable wild flower species.
Sainfoin is extremely palatable to livestock and has very good nutritional balance. It can be grazed or fed as hay or silage. It suits the thin soils and limestone rich downlands found in some areas of the UK. Loosely translated sainfoin in French means 'Healthy Hay'.
Self Heal (Prunella vulgaris)
Self heal is a low growing plant widely found throughout the UK.
This is a common perennial species that flowers late into the season, with tiny disticnt white or pink flowers. The latin 'milfoil' means a thousand leaves and refers to the tiny divide segments of the feathery leaves.