wildflower mixes

Our mixes are suitable for most soil types. The cornfield annuals will give you a burst of colour in one year and can also be used to over-sow established wildflower beds to increase the varieties and provide extra colour. The perennial mix offers a great range of species and includes a good proportion of annuals so that you will have plenty of colour in the first year. Finally, the wild bird mix is perfect if, as well as enticing bees, butterflies and beneficial insects into your garden, you want to provide birds with a feast of food over the winter months.

Cornfield Annuals Mix
Cornfield Annuals Mix
A beautiful mix of native annual wildflowers; corn cockle, corn chamomile, cornflower, corn marigold and common poppy. Ideally sown in Spring, this easy to grow mix will provide almost instant colour, lasting right through the Summer months.

9g (enough for 3 sq meters)
Cornfield Annuals Mix£2.50
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Perennial Wildflower Mix
Perennial Wildflower Mix
This 28 species mix will create a permanent wildflower area. Containing 30% native annuals and 70% native perennials, the annuals will provide gorgeous colour in the first year and the perennials will take over from the second year onwards. Suits most soil types.

9g (enough for 3 sq meters)
Perennial Wildflower Mix£4.50
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Wildflower Bird Food Mix
Wildflower Bird Food Mix
A truely versatile mix; 20 annual and perennial species, 3/4 of which are native wildflowers. This mix will attract bees, butterflies and other beneficial insects in Summer and will then provide Winter interest and nourishment, in the form of seeds and grains, for wild birds.

9g (enough for 3 sq meters)
Wildflower Bird Food Mix£5.00
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How to grow...

Choose a site which has not been recently fertilized. Your wildflowers will grow well in poor soil, whereas weeds and fast growning grasses will thrive in soil high in nutrients. Firstly, clear your plot and dig it over, removing stones as you go. Next, rake and then firm down the soil by treading on it.

The ideal time of year to sow your wildflower seeds is March/April. It is a good idea to mix the seeds with sand (say 4 of sand to one part seed) to help distribute the seeds evenly and see if you have missed any areas. Gently rake over the soil.

Apart from removing any weeds you can see, ideally leave your wildflower patch undisturbed until February or March the following year, then cut down to about 10cm in height, leaving the cuttings in situ. Once dried, shake the cuttings to release any final seeds and remove. You may want to re-sow some cornfield annuals into the wildflower bed each Spring.