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Irish Wildflower Seeds

Irish Wildflowers Seeds (Butterfly & Bees Mix)

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Irish Wildflowers - Description

  • No Chaff, Native Irish Wildflowers. Grown in Ireland
  • Seed Mix Chosen to Attract Butterflies, Bee & Birds
  • Known to Attract up to 16 Different Irish Butterflies
  • Very Popular with Wild Irish Birds All Year Round
  • Pack Size: 40 Grams
  • Coverage:
    • Full Cover: 25 - 40m2
    • Light Cover: 75m2
    • Meadow Gaps: 150m2
  • 100% Irish Grown Flowers
  • Mix Contains Annuals, Perennials & Biennials
  • This is Pure Seed
  • No Chaff in this Seed Mix
  • No Insecticides Used - Neonicotinoidee Free

Irish Wildflowers - Full Species List

  • Birdsfoot Trefoil, Black Meddick, Burdock, Corn Marigold, Corn Poppy, Corncockle, Cornflower, Cowslip, Devil's Bit Scabious, Field Scabious, Fleabane, Foxglove, Hedge Garlic, Mustard, Hemp Agrimony, Kidney Vetch, Lesser Knapweed, Marjoram, Ox-eye Daisy, Purple Loosestrife, Ragged Robin, Red Campion, Red Clover, Scented Mayweed, Shepherds Purse,
    St Johnswort, Teasel, Wild Angelica, Wild Carrot, Yarrow,
  • Selection of wild native grasses 10%

Irish Wildflowers - Meadow Details

  • Height: This is a tall mix. Ranging in height from 30cm to 130cm
  • Best when a strip of lower growing wildflowers is planted in front
  • Flowering Time: May to September
  • Maintenance Level: Moderate. You can always email us for advice
  • Number of cuts per Year: Must cut in Spring. Can cut in late Summer
  • Sowing Rate: For full cover sow 1 - 1.5g/m2
  • Aspect: Best in Sun. South facing slope. Sheltered spot or partial shade
  • Soil: Most soils
  • pH: Most pH
  • See 'How to Grow' tab for growing instructions

Irish Wildflowers - Uses

  • Popular mix for schools & nature trails
  • Great around orchards for attracting pollinators
  • Suited to parks, farms & gardens
  • Best when visible from home - to allow you view the wildlife

Irish Wildflowers - Wildlife

  • Will attract 16 of Ireland's 32 different butterfly species
  • Up to 20 common birds including Trush, Bluetits, Goldfinch, Wrens & Warbles will frequent
  • Beneficial insects include the Hoverfly which will reside in the meadow

Irish Wildflowers - Advantages

  • Meadow will be buzzing with activity during Summer
  • Year round interest with birds feeding on seed heads in Autumn & Winter
  • Specific seed mix chosen for Irish gardeners
  • Colourful mix with many bright flowering wildflowers
  • Diverse range of species increases your garden's biodiversity
  • Great value product

Wildflower Seeds - Basic Sowing Instructions

  • First you must prepare area to be sown
  • Do not sow directly into lawn, meadow or weedy soil
  • Apply weed killer. 2 or 3 applications may be necessary
  • Note: Please avoid chemical use in gardens as much as possible & follow organic practices to protect our wildlife
  • Wildflowers grow better on soils with a lower fertility. This allows them to out compete grass
  • When preparing area it's is best to NOT cultivate the area - as this will encourage further weed & grass germination
  • Sow seeds between March/April & August/September
  • Seeds will start to germinate 6 – 12 weeks after sowing
  • Meadow will start to flower 8 – 16 weeks after first sowing
  • Our seed mixes contains Chaff - this is to bulk up the mix & allow for an even application
  • When sowing: Sow 1 square metre at a time - walk at a fast pace tossing the seeds as you go
  • Take great care to ensure an even seed distribution
  • After sowing, rake seed into soil to cover them & prevent birds from eating them
  • Water in seeds after sowing After sowing it is important to remove any weeds that grow

Butterfly & Bees - Specific Sowing Instructions

  • Sowing rate: Approx. 5 grams per metre
  • This mixture includes chaff to bulk up mix & aid even distribution

Butterfly & Bees - Cutting Instructions

  • Year 1: Cut once at the end of year one. Remove the cuttings at this point
  • Year 2: If no grass is found growing in the meadow, then just cut again once, in October
  • If grass is strong, then cut the meadow back 3 times in the 2nd year. Cut to approx. 8 to 15cm in height
  • This will prevent your wildflowers from being smothered out by the grass
  • You can add yellow rattle to the meadow in year two (see gap creation)
  • Year 3: This year the colour in the wildflower meadow will be muted as the perennials still need to establish
  • Cut the same way as in year 2. If grass is strong, cut meadow 3 times. Cut in April, July & again in September
  • Year 4: From this point onwards, only cut the meadow once a year in Autumn

Butterfly & Bee Mix - Maintenance

  • Gap creation: Each year you should consider gap creation
  • This is basically exposing bare soil throughout the meadow and re-seeding these areas to encourage a more dense floral display
  • You can re-seed with seeds you collected from the previous year or buy more seeds
  • Yellow rattle is the best choice for gap creation as it aids meadow establishment
  • If grasses are taking over, then heavier clumps of grass should be spot weeded out
  • If the grass growth is slow then you will only need to cut the meadow once each year in August or September
  • Ideally wait for flower heads to die back to maximise the number of seeds harvested at time of cutting
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