Native Origin Irish Wildflower Seed Mixtures: Ecotype
Product Code: EC10
Product Name: Bio-engineering Bespoke Mixture
This is a designed
mixture for customers who have specific tasks for flora, such as Flood-relief,
wind farm, pipeline, erosion control, requirements
EC10 features species which can tolerate new 'raw' unimproved soils or
rich tops soil in
full sun or light shade, it contains many plants that are deep-rooted.
EC10 will improve and enrich raw soil, take the bare look of any
situation, and tolerate the many changing temperatures of a typical
Irish Summer. If wet, included are species that will flourish even in
standing water. If bone dry, never mind, there is a bunch of species to
Even better, This mixture is a soil
improver and will
suppress grass, conserve moisture and protect the roots of newly planted
trees and shrubs through the actions of 'shade creating' species such as
Cow Parsley and Burdock and Wild Angelica.
Species List: EC10,
= bespoke solutions, species determined by project specifications..
this mixture contains the seed of edible and herbal species, DBN
recommend that this mixture is not for human or animal consumption.
Origin: Native Irish Origin, Wildflower Seed Mixture.
Moisture Level: Dry, Normal, Moist.
pH range: Best between 5.5 >7.5
Aspect: Sunny, light shade and not deeply shaded.
Life Cycle: Annual / Biennial /
Height Range: <30cm to >200cm
Flowering Period: March to May, June to August.
Fertility Range: Will
grow in very fertile soil to poor.
As Normal, roll or rake into surface to
keep out of reach from birds.
Normal, create fine tilt on seed bed, if clay, ensure a fine tilt or press the seed into clean soil.
Optimum Sowing Time: Late spring, early
autumn, when the soil is warm.
Normal, if on new clay or sticky soil a little extra soil improvement
will assist establishment
Sowing Method: By hand is recommended, if
using seed spreaders be careful to insure the small varieties of seed do
not drop to the bottom of the seed spreader and get sown all in the one
place. Can be Hydrasown.
Fertiliser: A slow release low nitrogen
mild dressing will assist germination. If very poor
fertility such as subsoil apply proprietary brand two weeks before
sowing. Powdered or liquid seaweed will aid germination.
Seed Sowing Rates:
sowing rate 'without added grass seed':1.5 gram per metre.
High sowing rate 'with added grass seed': 3 grams per metre.
Low sowing rate: None
seed or nurse crop requirement:
Crop: No nurse crop is required.
Grass Seed Requirement: n/a, use Bent and
Sow with or without grasses: Either
Where erosion may occur. Sow grass to assist.
sown without grasses: This mixture MAY not require a nurse crop. please
Total number of seeds per gram:1958
In normal conditions (mainly in early Autumn and Spring) this mix should germinate 6 weeks
after sowing, from then on provided the sward is kept open and a 'Thatch' is not allowed develop, species will continue to germinate and emerge, through
to the third year.
Up to 80% of all seed should germinate in the first year.
Up to 95% of all species should germinate in 24 months.
Up to 95% of all species
should have flowered by the fourth year after sowing.
Persistence if unmanaged: Medium /
Tolerance of Cutting: Medium / High after second year.
General Cutting Time: Do not cut in first
year until flowers have finished, from then on cut May, June or at the
end of summer.
Specific Cutting Time: From second year, either in May or June,
but must be cut once per year if Autumn. A strimmer will be ideal. Rake
and remove the cuttings
Management: seek specific instructions
General Description of Ecotype Range:
Ecotype seed mixtures are
designed to imitate natural ecologies found in specific situations.
Mixture EC10 contains species which grow on the byways of Ireland
especially in the North East, East and South, or in more fertile
sheltered situations in the West
The EC range is not intended as an exact copies of an Irish ecosystem but to represent floras that would otherwise take hundreds of years to develop
if 'nature' was left unaided.
This range of seed mixture is ideal for those concerned with encouraging wildlife and local biodiversity as
the plants will attract species suited to the ecology.
If these mixtures are suitable for your situation, they offer good value, contain some of the most exacting and unusual species and if
given time, develop into a diverse flora that will persist if properly maintained.