From Wildflower sowings

When to sow wildflowers

Q:  When is the best time to  sow wildflowers?

A: Wildflower seeds can be sown at any time of year but the best time is generally spring or autumn. Some wild flower seeds such as cowslip and Primrose seeds require  prolonged periods of cold to trigger germination, a process known as stratification.

The best time to sow Wildflower Seeds such as these,  Read more

Reason for low sowing rate of wildflower meadow seed mixes

Q: Why is such a low sowing rate of 4 grams per sq. metre recommended for wildflower meadow seed mixtures?

A: A low sowing rate is used to encourage a somewhat patchy open grass sward in the short term. This helps to create receptive conditions necessary for the development of wildflower seedlings. Eventually the sward will thicken and close up.

Wildflower meadow seed mixes and their use in field margins.

Q: How can I establish a Wild flower meadow seed mix in an arable field grass margin ?

A: On arable farmland, wildflower meadow seed is best established alongside hedges, ditches and water courses. The aim is to create a conservation headland several metres wide that will contain a mixture of Native British Wild flowers and Native Meadow grasses that will require minimal maintenance. Read more