Welsh Marches Wildflower Meadow Seed Mix
We're lucky enough to be able to offer a limited quantity of this mix for the 2021/2 season, harvested from an old meadow outside Kington, between Presteigne and Hay-on-Wye. It's relatively high - 250m - on neutral to slightly acidic soil. We'd categorise it as MG5c. Among the many wildflower species here you will find a good proportion of Yellow Rattle. We reckon the ratio of wildflowers to grass is around 50:50, making it great value for money (along with our other direct harvest mixes).
Smaller quantities of this lovely mix are available here.Major Wildflower species:
Beaked Hawks Beard (Crepis vesicaria)
Bird's Foot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)
Black Knapweed (Centaurea nigra)
Black Medick (Medicago lupulina)
Cowslip (Primula veris)
Meadow buttercup (Rancunculus acris)
Pignut (Conopodium majus)
Red Clover (Trifolium pratense)
Sorrel (Rumex acetosa)
Lesser stitchwort (Stellaria graminea)
Yellow Rattle (Rhinanthus minor)
Major Grass Species:
Common Bent (Agrostis capillaris)
Crested Dog's Tail (Cynosurus cristatus)
Red Fescue (Festuca rubra)
Sweet Vernal Grass (Anthoxanthum odoratum)
Yorkshire Fog (Holcus lanatus)
Many other species are also present.
Sowing Rate: 4g per square metre, or 16kg per acre.
Seed mixtures may be ordered in 1 kg increments from 1 kg upwards; if you are interested in smaller quantities please contact us. Over 10kg subject to availability, and prices on application as this mix is only available in very limited amounts.
Supplier : Heritage Seeds
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.
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.