Meadow Over-Seeding Just Wild Flowers
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|
|Ox-eye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)||14.0||0.140|
|native Sainfoin (Onobrychis viicifolia) wildflower||13.0||0.130|
|native ESSEX red clover||12.0||0.120|
|Lesser Knapweed (Centaurea nigra)||12.0||0.120|
|Wild Carrot (Daucus carota)||12.0||0.120|
|Ribwort Plantain (Plantago lanceolata)||8.0||0.080|
|Self Heal (Prunella vulgaris)||7.0||0.070|
|Ladys Bedstraw (Galium verum)||4.0||0.040|
|Musk Mallow (Malva moschata)||4.0||0.040|
|White Campion (Silene latifolia)||8.0||0.080|
|Yellow Rattle (Rhinanthus minor)||2.0||0.020|
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 reliable pioneer species, which is quick to germinate and establish. It is found across the UK and Western Europe.
Erect, annual, hairless parasitic herb. Growing upton 50cm in height. The leaves are narrow-lanceolate, coarsely toothed and slightly wrinkled on the outed edge, stalkless and arranged in opposite pairs. Flowers are situated in short leafy spikes.