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Highclere Meadow Seed Mix

Highclere Meadow Seed Mix

Orgin: Highclere, Berkshire

Soil type: Chalk

Seeding rate: 4g per square metre

Approximate flowers: grasses ratio: 50:50

Species mix: Please see below

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Highclere Meadow Seed Mix

This is a pretty cool mix! One of our harvesters has harvested it from the world famous (etc) gardens at Highclere, aka Downton Abbey, in Berkshire. The castle stands on a chalk escarpment, so this mix is best for well drained calcareous sites.

Although the Earl of Carnarvon only established the meadow relatively recently, it's pretty impressive, and good enough to find its way into Hugo Rittson Thomas's gorgeous celebration of Coronation meadows. Lovely grasses and many key species for chalk downland.

The harvester hasn't got around to giving us a full % breakdown of the mix, but we'e confident it's at least 50% wildflowers, and very likely more.

There are full instructions on the back of the packet. You can expect to receive your seed within five working days.

Major Species:

Wildflower Seed (c.50%):

Achillea millefolium Yarrow

Centaurea nigra Red clover 

Daucus carota Wild carrot

Galium verum Lady's bedstraw 

Leucanthemum vulgaris Ox Eye daisy

Lotus corniculatus Birdsfoot trefoil

Medicago lupulina Black medic 

Origanum vulgare Marjoram

Plantago lanceolata Ribwort plantain 

Prunella vulgaris Self-heal

Ranunculus acris Meadow buttercup 

Rhinanthus minor Hayrattle 

Scabiosa columbaria Small scabious

Grasses (c.50%):

 Dactylis glomerata Cocksfoot 

Festuca spp. Fescue spp 

Briza media Quaking grass 

 

Other species are present in smaller quantities.

 

Supplier: Bright Seeds

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