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Meadow Wildflower Seeds

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Made in Britain

Description

RHS Plants for PollinatorsA rustic, no-nonsense design sets this seed packet apart from the rest!  The packet is printed with a fab landscape sketch, with meadow grasses at the front.  The seed packet is recycled and measures 9 x 12 cm.  The seeds are inside a paper sachet (not plastic and foil!) and consist of a mixture of meadow wildflowers – all fantastic for all sorts of insects.  The seeds have been grown in the UK and are UK species.

The UK has lost 97% of its meadow lands, a terrible situation for the insects that depend on the wildflowers, and the other creatures that feast on the insects.  Every little bit you can do to help Nature, however small, will benefit the environment in some way.

About the meadow seeds

There are 15 species of wildflower in this mix, although not every packet may have all 15, due to seed distribution.  The seeds are grown in the UK and are UK species only – all of them are amazing for insects!  Seed content is as follows:

Yarrow, Lesser Knapweed, Wild Carrot, Ladies Bedstraw, Rough Hawkbit, Ox-eye Daisy, Ribwort Plantain, Cowslip, Selfheal, Meadow Buttercup, Yellow Rattle, Sorrel, Salad Burnet, White Campion and Red Campion.

A meadow with a similar (but not exactly the same) wildflowers – just to give you an idea!

Spring and summer

Various – up to around 60 cm or so

Perennials, so will flower every year (although may not flower the first year)

Full sun

Shades of green, white, pink, purple and yellow

From spring to autumn, find a bare patch of soil in full sun and sprinkle the seeds widely onto the soil.  Press them gently into the soil and water – no need to cover with more soil, although you may want to cover with fleece if it seems the birds are showing a bit of an interest in the seeds!  Keep an eye on the seeds and water as required.  Once your mini meadow area has finished flowering, usually late August, early September, chop the area down and keep it maintained a few cm high until next spring.  Before chopping you could collect the seeds and sow some more elsewhere.

If you want a meadowy patch in your lawn, you will need to dig out the lawn in that area and sow into that.  You will have no success simply scattering the seeds amongst the grass!

 

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