Somerset (South) Meadow Seed Mix
This lovely mix is taken from a family run mixed farm outside Langport. Brothers Henry and Richard have 42 acres of immaculately maintained wildflower meadows on their land, and have been runners up for the prestigious national Silver Lapwing award twice. They've even got a population of the critically endangered Shrill carder bee there.
The seed mix harvested from their meadows works really well on the kind heavier, medium fertility neutral soils found in many gardens. One of its features is the number of wildflower species represented. These include a good dose of Eyebright, a pretty little flower in its own right and one which does a similar job to Yellow Rattle in reducing the vigour of surrounding grasses.
It also has a large element of Crested dogstail (typically over 10% of the mix), one of our most lovely meadow grasses.
There are full instructions on the back of the packet. You can expect to receive your seed within five working days.
Species making up over 4% of the mix are shown in bold.
Major Wildflower Species:
Smooth Hawkbeard Crepis capillaris
Common Knapweed Centaurea nigra
Greater Knapweed Centaurea scabiosa
Eyebright Euphrasia sp.
Lady's Bedstraw Galium verum
Catsear Hypochaeris radicata
Rough Hawkbit Leontodon hispidus
Oxeye Daisy Leucanthemum vulgare
Birdsfoot Trefoil Lotus corniculatus
Spotted Medick Medicago arabica
Black Medick Medicago lupulina
Ribwort Plantain Plantago lanceolata
Hoary Plantain Plantago media
Selfheal Prunella vulgaris
Meadow Buttercup Ranunculus acris
Yellow Rattle Rhinanthus minor
Stitchwort Stellaria holostea
Wild Red Clover Trifolium pratense
Common vetch Vicia sativa
Sweet Vernal-grass Anthoxanthum odoratum
Common Bent Agrostis capillaris
Meadow Foxtail Alopecurus pratensis
Crested Dogstail Cynosurus cristatus
Cocksfoot Dactylis glomerata
Fescues Festuca spp.
Meadow grass Poa pratensis
Other species are present in smaller quantities.
Supplier: Bright Seeds