A popular wild flower seed mixture which recreates the traditional wild flowers that used to thrive in cornfields. Create a wild flower area in your garden by sowing native UK grown and produced wild flower seeds. There is no grass in this seed mixture just 100% wild flower seed.
This will create an attractive flowering area which is quite easy to look after and by encouraging bees and other pollinating insects benefits the environment.
The mixture consists of the following wild flowers:
1. Corn Cockle – Agrostemma githago 55%. Colour – Purple. Height – 60-120cm. Flowers June – August
2. Corn Flower – Centurea cyanus 12.5%. Colour – Blue. Height – 30-60cm. Flowers June – August
3. Corn Marigold – Chrysanthemum segetum 17.5%. Colour – Yellow. Height – 15-45cm. Flowers June – October
4.Common Poppy – Papaver rhoeas 10%. Colour – Red. Height – 30-60cm. Flowers June – September
5. Corn Chamomile – Anthemis arvensis 5%. Colour – White. Height – 15-50cm. Flowers June – July
SOIL TYPES / MANURE
The wild flower seed mixture is ideal for most soils that are of moderate to low fertility.
WHEN TO SOW
March to April and August to September. The recommended sowing rate is 2gms /sq metre.
Cultivate the ground to provide a fine, weed-free seedbed. Firm the ground if necessary
The seeds should germinate in 8-10 days given the correct climatic conditions of warmth and moisture.
The plants should start flowering from around mid June, depending on growing conditions such as warmth and moisture and date of planting. Flowering should continue until about August/September.
The wild flower mixture gives a good cover, can be seen from a distance and is attractive to Bees and other insect pollinators in the natural environment.
At the end of the summer, when flowering has finished, ensure that all seed is shaken from the mature plants as you pull them up. Remove unwanted plants and any perennial weeds from the area before raking it level in order to provide conditions suitable for germination. Disturbing the soil is required to encourage germination of most annual species. Most species will germinate and establish within a few weeks, although some may not appear until the following spring. Some thinning out may be necessary. New seed may need to be sown into the area for the first 2 or 3 years to build up a really sound plant population.
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