80% Low Maintenance Grasses for Neutral Soils
20% Flora Blend
Oxeye Daisy – White – Height 60cm
Meadow Buttercup – Yellow – Height 30-90cm
Knapweed – Purple – Height 30-60cm
Yellow Rattle – Yellow – Height 10-50cm
Birdsfoot Trefoil – Yellow – Height 10-40cm
Ragged Robin – Pink – Height 30-50cm
Yarrow – White – Height 8-40cm
Common Sorrel – Red – Height 30-80cm
Ladys Bedstraw – Yellow – Height 30cm
Self Heal – Purple – Height 10-30cm
Field Scabious – Pink/Purple – Height 75-100cm
Catsear – Yellow – Height 15-80cm
Tufted Vetch – Purple – Height up to 200cm
Betony – Purple – 10-60cm
St Johns Wort – Yellow – Height 30-75cm
Key features of our Neutral Damp Soils Wildflower Mix
- 80% Low maintenance grasses for neutral soils
- 20% Flora blend
How to sow our Neutral Damp Soils Wildflower Mix
- Small areas Remove any weeds by hand or by using a black plastic membrane for at least 3 months prior to sowing.
- Larger areas If large numbers of perennial weeds, such as dandelions, nettles and docks are present, then a non-chemical control method may not work. If this is the case then spray off existing vegetation (unless it is already species-rich) using non-residual systemic glyphosate-containing weedkiller.
- Dig and turn the soil and compact and rake as you would for seeding a new lawn.
- It is advised not to use a fertiliser as this could over encourage grasses that over power the wildflowers.
- Wait 4 to 6 weeks for the ground to settle and for any weeds to show. Remove these before sowing.
- Now you are ready to sow your Neutral Damp Soils Wildflower Mix. As a guide seeds should be sown at 5g per square metre. You may need to mix the seed with silver sand to make distribution easier.
- Ensure you rake in lightly and soak to ground thoroughly with water then leave to grow.
- Use some netting if pests such as birds become a problem.
Our Neutral Damp Soils Wildflower Mix is best sown from March and April or in September, depending on soil conditions. Lighter soils can be sown in Autumn.
For help and advice on preparing your ground please visit our help and advice section. Further advice can be found at the RHS. Thank you.
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