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Somerset (South) Meadow Seed Mix

Somerset (South) Meadow Seed Mix

Orgin: Curry Rivel, Somerset

Soil type: Neutral

Seeding rate: 4g per square metre

Approximate flowers: grasses ratio: 41:59

Species mix: Please see below

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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

Grasses:

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: Heritage Seeds