80% Low Maintenance Grasses
20% Flora Blend
Strawberry Clover – Pink – Height 10-15cm
Marsh Mallow – Pale Pink/Purple – Height 100cm
Sea Campion – White – Height 15-20cm
Bladder Campion – White – Height 30-90cm
Sea Holly – Blue/Purple – Height 45cm
Thrift – Pink – Height 5-30cm
Vipers Bugloss – Blue – Height 80cm
Fennel – Yellow – Height 120cm
Greater Knapweed – Pink – Height 50-90cm
Knapweed – Purple – Height 50cm
Kidney Vetch – Yellow – Height 15-40cm
Red Campion – Pink/Red – Height 30cm
Grasses – Bent Grass, Crested Dogstail, Chewings Fescue and Smooth Stalked Meadow Grass
Key features of our Seaside Wildflower Mix
- 80% Low maintenance grasses
- 20% Flora blend
How to sow our Seaside 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 General Purpose 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 General Purpose Wildflower Mix is best sown from March and April or in September, depending on soil conditions. Lighter soils can be sown in Autumn.