We are delighted to be offering Wildflower seeds with your orders in spring. We are starting with the tasting that launches our Irish Wildflower Mead but we will be including a sachet with every order while stocks last.
The seed is ideal for use in private or public areas where there is an opportunity to introduce a little bit of rewilding. Do your bit to support biodiversity! We are passionate about supporting our wild pollinators and are thrilled we can all together work to be part of the solution. If you don’t have a garden, or a space, we suggest a little guerilla re-wilding!
Our wildflower meadow mix contains: Cornflower, Corn Marigold, Corn Chamomile, Corn Cockle, Oxeye Daisy, Field Poppy, Linseed, Phacelia, Red Clover, Lucerne, Sainfoin, Borage, Red Campion, Knapweed, Birdsfoot Trefoil and Yellow Rattle.
Your sachet is enough to cover about 2 sq m. Our seeds are sponsored by John from Sunnyside Fruit.
Wildflowers grow best on poor dry soil and should not be mixed with grass because the grass in the soil will compete with the wildflowers. Do not apply fertiliser to any wildflower area. The Sunnyside Wildflower Meadow Mix contains some game crop seeds to give extra colour and add feeding value for finches. The varieties should last longer, as well as making the crop attractive to bees, insects and butterflies. The blue cornflower will continue flowering well into November.
After sowing, the ground should be carefully very lightly covered or raked in. Take care not to bury the seeds too deep. 1cm is ample.
Do nothing until the following spring because the dead flower seeds like these will attract hundreds of finches all winter and what seeds they don’t get will fall to the ground and germinate the following year.
In March cut all the dead flowers and stalks back to almost ground level and give the soil a very light tilling. This will help to to mix the fallen seeds into the soil for germination.