Heavy Soil BW6 80:20

Establishing wildflowers on heavy soil types can be challenging, so we have developed this mixture containing a range of suitable wildflower species. These species can cope with acidic and compacted soils too, and will produce an array of white, yellow, pink and blue flowers throughout the summer.


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80/20 Heavy Soil Mixture

Betony Oxy-eye Daisy Browntop Bentgrass
Birdsfoot Trefoil Ragged Robin Crested Dogstail
Black Knapweed Self Heal Sheep’s Fescue
Common Cat’s Ear Sheep Sorrel Slender Red Fescue
Cowslip Sheep Sorrel Sweet Vernal
Field Scabious Sorrel Wavy Hairgrass
Foxglove Tufted Vetch
Lady’s Bedstraw Yarrow
Meadow Buttercup Yellow Rattle

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.