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Sandro's Irish Wildflower Conservation Grade Seed Mixture:  

Range:  Wild Flower Mixtures  (Code WF)

 

Product Name:  Bird Attracting Wildflowers

Product Code:  WF03 

If purchasing this seed mix, print or save this page and keep it as your reference as the species and advice change occasionally

 

Description: 

This mixture is ideal for Gardens, Schools, Farms, Estates and Parks, it is often placed to the back of a shorter wildflower meadow for long season effect as it is mid to tall height and requires 1 cut per year often in spring and NOT at the end of summer

 

WF03 is a designed seed mixtures for those who seek to encourage Birds

Birds will visit in summer and winter (if left uncut) to eat the seeds

This seed mixture will grow in moderately wet or dry soils, sunny or slightly shaded. Indeed any situation.

WF03 can be planted as a meadow or in a bed, ideally it is best planted in a sheltered open or very lightly shaded situation in sun where the birds are given some nearby shrubby cover. You can also plant it in full view of windows for observation.

 

As well as being colourful, this mixture is especially designed and blended to provide feed from wild seed head in autumn and winter to attract over 20 of the more common bird as well as provide seed feed for winter migrant birds, such as Greenfinch, Linnet, Chaffinch, Bullfinch and Goldfinch. 

In summer this mixture will be alive with edible insects for migrant summer visitors such as Warblers. Some of these insects will over winter in the seed heads, further providing protein for winter birds.

As WF03 attracts insects, which in turn feed birds such as Blue Tits, Thrushes and Wrens, this mixture is also considered beneficial planting for biological control of pests in gardens 

 

Mixture Specifications: 
The maintenance is different for WF03.

All or most of the area sown with WF03 should not be cut at the end of summer, leave the seed heads on so that the birds, especially finches can search the heads for seeds and provide hours of fascinating entertainment. But you then MUST cut in Spring. Cut to 10cm or 4 inches no lower.


Origin: Native Irish Origin, Wildflower Seed Mixture.
pH range: Suits all soils.
Aspect: Sunny to light or semi shade, but not too shaded
Life Cycle: Contains Annuals, Biennials and Perennials.
Height Range: 120cm - 180cm 
Flowering Period:  May to September.
Fertility Range: Will grow on any soil, the less fertile the soil, the less cutting will be required.
Wintergreen: Moderate 
Total number of seeds per gram: 980 

Species List: 
Birdsfoot Trefoil, Black Meddick, Burdock, Common Vetch, Corn Marigold, Corn Poppy, Corncockle, Cornflower, Cowslip, Devil's Bit Scabious, Field Scabious, Fleabane, Foxglove, Greater Trefoil, Hedge Garlic Mustard, Hemp Agrimony, Kidney Vetch, Lady's Bedstraw, Lesser Knapweed, Marjoram, Scented Mayweed, Meadow Vetchling, Meadowsweet, Ox-eye Daisy, Purple Loosestrife, Ragged Robin, Red Campion, Red Clover, Ribwort Plantain,  Shepherds Purse, Sorrel, St Johnswort, Teasel,  Wild Angelica, Wild Carrot, Yarrow, Dames Violet, Wood Sage

 

Seed Sowing Rates:  
Normal sowing rates: 
Pure wildflowers - no grass no annuals: 1 to 1.5 grams per metre.

Grass seed or nurse crop requirement:

Nurse Crop: A nurse crop is not required

 

Product Warning: DBN recommends that this mixture is not for human or animal consumption. Product Warning

 

Your purchase: Contributes to DBN's work of creating crops of Conservation Grade - Native Origin Wild flora. 

You help us to inform and pay land-owners to manage native species and to assist DBN in handing on our heritage for another generation. 
By growing (some will be difficult) these and all other species, you directly help to conserve national and global Biodiversity and protect wildlife. 

You should also consider yourself another Irish wildflower grower.

 

Last updated on 20/11/2019  
Email: info@wildflowers.ie