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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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I ordered these seeds on Tuesday & received them Wednesday morning. Fantastic service via An Post. Lots of very useful information on the website too which helped us make the right choice of flowers. Looking forward to planting & seeing the results in a few months.
A great mixture

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