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Somerset Meadow Seed Mix - Neutral Soils
Somerset Meadow Seed Mix - Neutral Soils
Somerset Meadow Seed Mix - Neutral Soils

Somerset Meadow Seed Mix - Neutral Soils

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The 2021 harvest is still coming in so delivery times may vary.

Somerset (South) Meadow Seed Mix

This is a gorgeous meadow seed mix harvested from a natural burial ground outside Crewkerne.

Like all of our "direct harvested" mixes, it has a high proportion of wildflowers to meadow grasses- in this case over 50% wildflowers. It also has a large number of speices - some of them very interesting. This one includes a good dose of Eyebright which - like Yellow Rattle - reduces the vigour of its surrounding grasses. It's also unsual in that it contains a lot of one of our prettiest meadow grasses - Crested dogstail.

This diversity of species and the high % of wildflowers makes it outstanding value for money.

The mix is characterised as MG5a, which is a type of grassland relatively common across the UK. Wherever you are in the country, it will work well so for you if you have neutral, medium fertility and heavier soil. 

Species making up over 4% of the mix are shown in bold.

Major Wildflower Species (41%):

Common Knapweed Centaurea nigra

Eyebright Euphrasia spp.

Galium verum

Hyposhoeris radicata

Leontodon hispidus

Birdsfoot Trefoil Lotus corniculatus

Medico arabica

Black Medick Medicago lupulina

Ribwort Plantain Plantago lanceolata

Selfheal Prunella vulgaris

Hoary Plantain Plantago media

Meadow Buttercup Ranunculus acris

Yellow Rattle Rhinanthus minor

Wild Red Clover Trifolium pratense

Grasses (59%):

Sweet Vernal-grass Anthoxanthum odoratum

Common Bent Agrostis capillaris

Meadow Foxtail Alopecurus pratensis

Crested Dogstail Cynosurus cristatus

Cocksfoot Dactylis glomerata

Fescues Festuca spp.

Meadow grass Poa pratensis

Other species are present in smaller quantities.

 

Supplier: Heritage Seeds

Sowing Rate: 4g per square metre, or 16kg per acre.
Seed mixtures may be ordered in 1 kg increments from 1 kg upwards. Quantities up to 10 kilos at the kilo rate, up to 100 kilos at the 10 kilo rate, and over 100 kilos at the 100 kilo rate.

Your purchase helps us support a range of charitieswhich are related to the products we sell.          

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.