Exmoor Meadow Seed Mix
This lovely meadow mix from east Devon is slightly unusual as it's categorised as MG4 - i.e. there's no knapweed in it. It comes from a slightly acidic donor site, but will also work on neutral soils. It's a good starter mix with a nice selection of grasses.
The donor site is on the eastern edge of Exmoor, west of Monksilver.
Species making up over 4% of the mix are shown in bold.
Typical Major Wildflower Species (i.e. over 1%):
Rough Hawkbit Leontodon hispidus
Oxeye Daisy Leucanthemum vulgare
Birdsfoot trefoil Lotus corniculatus
Black Medick Medicago lupilina
Ribwort Plantain Plantago lanceolata
Self-heal Prunella vulgaris
Meadow Buttercup Ranunculus acris
Yellow Rattle Rhinanthus minor
Pepper-saxifrage Silam silaus
Greater stitchwort Stellaria holostea
Lesser trefoil Trifolium dubium
Wild Red Clover Trifolium pratense
Common bent Agrostis capillaris
Meadow foxtail Alopercus pratensis
Sweet vernal grass Anthoxantum odoratum
Crested dog's-tail Cynosurus cristatus
Cocksfoot Dactylis glomerata
Mixed fescues Festuca spp.
Smooth meadow-grass Poa pratensis
Other species are present in smaller quantities.
Supplier: Heritage Seeds
Sowing Rate: 4g per square metre, or 16kg per acre.
We strongly recommend reading up on wildflower meadows before buying seed - see our resources section and brief guide to preparation and aftercare, which includes links to our "how to" blogs and video. We also run courses on meadow creation and management
Although we test our seed and it has high germination rates, you need to be careful about initial care and establishing an annual regime. Don't be put off though - once you get the hang of it it's pretty straightforward.