Personalised Wildflower Meadow In A Jar

£ 13.99 £ 16.99

Our Personalised Wildflower Meadow In A Jar is another stunning creation from the mind of Hennrietta, Villager Jim’s wildlife loving daughter, specifically created to attract butterflies and bees into the garden, making a dream home for the pollinators of this world. Presented in the most beautiful small glass jar with a cork and filled to the brim with the RHS approved list of pollinator wildflower seeds attracting new life into your garden. The jar is personalised so you can have any single name engraved by hand on the side of the jar. Presented in a eco friendly gift box making the most unusual and unique gift for someone you love and cherish.

Simply empty the contents onto the soil, cover with small layer of soil, water and wait to grow and bloom!  

(This also makes a beautiful memorial gift for a loved pet or person no longer with us, or a fabulous set in bulk for wedding favours! )

Containing twenty four nectar rich UK Native wildflower species which create a stunning display while creating habitats and food for a wide range of bees, butterflies and other pollinators. This mixture contains mainly perennial species to create a permanent wildflower area which establishes in the first year and flowers from the second year onwards.   The selection supports bees, butterflies and other pollinators, 81% of the wildflowers included in this mixture are recommended by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) as ‘Perfect for Pollinators’. But as well as the perennial mix which will give you year after year coverage we have also included a whole array of annual wildflowers too giving a beautiful start to the garden with first year coverage! (Contents below!)

(Glass jar dimensions 50mm high 22mm wide with cork stopper)

50% of the mix is from a perennial selection which may include :

Agrimony, Common Agrimonia eupatoria 

Borage Borago officinalis - Clary, Wild Salvia verbenaca - Clover, Red Trifolium pratense - Clover, White Trifolium repens - Corn Cockle Agrostemma githago - Cornflower Centaurea cyanus - Daisy, Ox-eye Leucanthemum vulgare - Foxglove, Wild Digitalis purpurea - Knapweed, Common Centaurea nigra - Knapweed, Greater Centaurea scabiosa - Loosestrife, Purple Lythrum salicaria - Marjoram, Wild Origanum vulgare - Meadow Cranesbil Geranium - Musk Mallow Malva moschata - Poppy, Common Papaver rhoeas - Ragged Robin Lychnis flos-cuculi - Sainfoin Onobrychis viciifolia - Scabious, Field Knautia arvensis - Scabious, Small Scabiosa columbaria - Teasel Dipsacus fullonum - Trefoil, Bird's-foot Lotus corniculatus  - Vetch, Kidney Anthyllis vulneraria - Viper's Bugloss Echium vulgare  - Yarrow Achillea millefolium  - Yellow Rattle Rhinanthus minor 

 

The other 50% is from an Annual Selection which may include :

Borage Borago officinalis - Corn Marigold Chrysanthemum sgetum  - Cornflower Centaurea cyanus  - Crimson clover  Trifolium incarnatum  - Evening Primrose Oenothera biennis  - Gold of Pleasure Camelina sativa  - Linseed Linum usitatissimum  - Phacelia Phacelia tanacetifolia  - Sainfoin Onobrychis sativa  - Sunflower, dwarf Helianthus annuss  - Vetch Vicia sativa 

 

SOWING

For best results sow into bare soil after clearing all existing plants and weeds from the area. Cultivate the ground to a depth of 10cm to relieve compaction and create a fine level tilth, free from obstructions (to allow for mowing at a later stage). Finish the seedbed by treading or lightly rolling the area, so that it is firm enough to stand on without leaving indentations. Where weeds have been prevalent, allow a flush of weeds to germinate and remove these before sowing. In areas of high fertility, it may be necessary to remove the topsoil and sow into the subsoil. High nutrient soils encourage weeds and fast growing grasses which may outcompete the wildflowers in this mixture. Our Flower Seed Mix can be used to over seed into existing grassland, provided the sward comprises only fine leaved grasses and does not include ryegrass, agricultural species or weeds. Cut the grass as short as possible and thoroughly scarify or rake the ground to remove any thatch, moss and other debris from the area. Sowing BSA Annual Flower Seed Mix can be sown in March or November. Spring and autumn provide ideal conditions as moisture and warmth are in good supply. If over seeding into grass, it is best to sow during autumn when grass growth has slowed down.

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