Sandy Soils BW5 80:20

Sandy soils are prone to drying out quickly, so this mixture contains drought tolerant wildflower species with deep root systems, along with a huge display of colour. As with most wildflowers this mixture thrives in low nutrient soils. This is a perennial mix so it will produce colour for many years after establishment.


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80/20 Sandy Soils Mixture

Birdsfoot Trefoil Field Forget-Me-Not Agrostis Castellana
Black Medick Ox-eye Daisy Cynosurus Cristatus
Bladder Campion Ribwort Plantain Festuca Ovina
Bulbous Buttercup Rough Hawkbit Phelum Bertolonii
Common Knapweed Self Heal Poa Pratensis
Field Scabious Viper’s Bugloss Festa Rubra
Sorrel White Campion Trisetum Flavescens
Common St John’s Wort Wild Carrot Holcus Iantus
Common Toadflax Wild Mignonette
Cowslip Yarrow
Hoary Plantain Yellow Rattle
Lady’s Bedstraw
Meadow Buttercup

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.