Acid Soils BW2 80:20

Our Acid Soil wildflower mixture is a carefully balanced blend of wildflower species, all of which can tolerate acidic soil types. As a guide if the soil pH is below 6.5 then this mix will be a good option. This is a perennial mixture so will last for many years with eye-catching species such as foxglove, yellow rattle and birds foot trefoil creating a colourful display of flowers through the spring and summer.

£28.20£64.80

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80/20 Acid Soils Mixture

Betony Meadow Buttercup Common Bentgrass
Birdsfoot Trefoil Oxeye Daisy Crested Dogstail
Common Cats Ear Ragged Robin Sheeps Fescue
Common Knapweed Sheeps Sorrel Small Leaved Timothy
Common St. Johns Wort Sneezewort Smooth Stalked Meadow Grass
Cornflower Sorrel Strong Creeping Red Fescue
Devils-bit-Scabious Tufted Vetch Sweet Vernal Grass
Foxglove Wood Sage Wavy Hairgrass
Fragrant Agrimony Yarrow Yorkshire Fog
Greater Birdsfoot Trefoil Yellow Rattle
Ladys Bedstraw

 

Recommended sow rate 3-5g/m²

One of the most important things to remember is to start with a weed-free seed bed to reduce the weeds from competing with the wildflowers.

1. Cultivate and spray off any weeds.
2. Mix the seed well in the bag/box before planting. If you have problems drilling or broadcasting by hand you can mix with a fine dry sand to give some weight to the seed.
3. Broadcast or drill the seed into a clean weed-free seedbed.
4. Roll the ground before, then flat roll after planting.

Once you have sown the mixture, it is very important to manage the growth for the first year. This includes cutting and weeding if possible. If sowing in the autumn, cut the sward when the grass gets established and keep it down to help the flower seeds to germinate. If sowing in the spring, again keep the grass low for the first growing season.