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Wildflower Seeds

Wildflower Seeds (Shade Tolerant)

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Wildflower Seeds - Description

  • All Irish Seed Selection
  • Use in Woodland & Shaded Areas
  • Pack Size: 40 Grams
  • Coverage: 20 - 40m2
  • Wonderful Selection for Woodland Flowers
  • Suited to Difficult Sites
  • No Chaff in this Mix
  • This is 40 grams of Pure Seed
  • No Insecticides Used - Neonicotinoidee Free

Wildflower Seeds - Species List

  • Bluebell, Burdock, Corn Marigold, Corncockle, Cowslip, Devils Bit Scabious, Dog Violet, Foxglove, Hedge Garlic Mustard, Hemp Agrimony, Lesser Knapweed, Meadowsweet, Primrose
    Ramson, Red Campion*, Scented Mayweed, Scentless Mayweed, Sorrel, Sweet Violet, Wild Angelica, Wood Avens, Wood Sage
  • Selection of wild native shade loving grass 10%

Wildflower Seeds - Meadow Details

  • Shade wildflowers will take time to nurture & develop over the years
  • Germination will be slow
  • Approx. 25% of species in the list should survive & become established on any given site
  • Meadow will change & develop over the years
  • Height: 30 - 100cm
  • Flowering Time: Early Spring to June. Fading out into late Summer
  • Soil: Most soils
  • Aspect: Full shade, light shade, dappled shade
  • Maintenance Level: Difficult
  • See 'How to Grow' tab for full instructions
  • Number of cuts per year: None Required
  • Sowing Rate: 1 to 1.5g/m2

Wildflower Seeds - Uses

  • For low light areas
  • Ideal under deciduous trees or edge of woodlands
  • Create a woodland setting
  • Plant with other woodland varieties
    • Bluebells, Wood Sorrel, Dicentra, Epimediums, Ferns, Arums & Lily of the Valley

Wildflower Seeds - Advantages

  • Mix includes native Irish Bluebell seeds
  • Brilliant seed selection for difficult areas of garden
  • Great value seeds
  • 100% Irish wildflowers - suited to Irish soils & climate
  • Great way to increase your garden's biodiversity

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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