Economy woodland and shade mix with wild orchids
This mix contains the unique sought after wild flower species that my mixes are known for, 23 species in all, including Early Purple Orchid and Common Spotted Orchid, scroll further down this page to see the full range of beautiful wild flowers I have included. This mix will provide you with a very long flowering season from April to mid-September or beyond. It contains a ratio of 20% wild flowers to grasses. It is suitable for all soil types. It should be seeded at a rate of 3g per m2.
For areas smaller than 100sqm please see my ‘Luxury seed mix for woodland and shade’ which you can view by clicking here.
This mix contains only perennial wild flowers which will survive and spread year after year by their root-stock and vegetative growth without the need for additional seeding. Being perennials expect the majority of flowering to occur from the second year after seeding and every year thereafter. Woodland and shade habitats are not suitable sites for sowing my colourful annual wild flower mixtures which prefer more sunny conditions, the only other seed mix for use in these shaded conditions is my special luxury woodland and shade mix.
Please note: dark areas under Sycamore, Holly or Beech trees etc. can be too shaded to allow for the germination of seeds, if the area is largely bare ground beneath you must question why and assume it too dark and consider either letting more light in or using my wild flower bulbs or you can use my mature wild flower plant collections for woodland if there is enough light evidenced by other plants surviving at ground level (excluding the presence of ivy or plants from bulbs).
To view my instruction sheet for creating a woodland or shade wild flower area, click here.
For something nice to surround your wild flower area click here to see my ‘maintenance free fencing’ or as an alternative to seeding, consider using my ‘wild flower turf’. For environmentally friendly pest deterrents I suggest you check out the products from the following company’s website by clicking here. For pretty wild flower jewellery check out my colleague Abby’s site on Etsy by clicking here (receive a 10% discount by entering code: WFLM10).
|Species||Latin name||Average number of seeds contained within a 333m2 seeding pack|
|Common Spotted Orchid||Dactylorhiza fuchsii||20,000|
|Devil’s-bit Scabious||Succisa pratensis||7,000|
|Early Purple Orchid||Orchis mascula||20,000|
|Garlic Mustard||Alliaria petiolata||6,400|
|Hairy St. John’s Wort||Hypericum hirsutum||65,000|
|Hedge Bedstraw||Galium album||16,000|
|Hedge Woundwort||Stachys sylvatica||10,240|
|Herb Robert||Geranium robertanianum||800|
|Nettle-leaved Bellflower||Campanula trachelium||24,000|
|Wild Garlic (Ramsons)||Allium ursinum||840|
|Red Campion||Silene dioica||12,000|
|Upright Hedge-parsley||Torilis japonica||4,800|
|Wood Avens||Geum urbanum||6,300|
|Wood Sage||Teucrium scorodonia||15,000|
|Common Bent||Agrostis capillaris|
|Crested Dog’s-tail||Cynosurus cristatus|
|Red Fescue||Festuca rubra ssp. rubra|
|Sheep’s Fescue||Festuca ovina|
|Slender Creeping Red Fescue||Festuca rubra ssp. litoralis|
|Smooth Stalked Meadow Grass||Poa pratensis|
|Sweet Vernal Grass||Anthoxanthum odoratum|
|Tufted Hairgrass||Deschampsia cespitosa|
|Wood Meadow Grass||Poa nemoralis|
I also have for sale seeds of some rarer individual species, such as other Orchids and Helleborines. They can be chosen from the ‘Rarities’/ ‘Additional Species’ page. Click here for details of the Additional Species.
£48.00 – £1,224.00 inc.VAT