Sandy Soils 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

 

 

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.