Products — Wild flowers

Constable mixture

This all purpose wild flower mixture is unique to Church of Bures. It provides a stable way of establishing a beautiful meadow using attractive native species and has been formulated to provide a wide range of strong UK native flowers. The Constable and Gainsborough Mixtures give excellent variety and colour throughout the flowering season, from April through to October. The mixtures will not only delight the eye with their rich diversity but will also prove very attractive to butterflies and other insects.

Since enhanced soil fertility will have an adverse effect on the persistence of Wild Flora by encouraging more aggressive grasses, clovers with their atmospheric nitrogen fixing properties have been omitted entirely from the mixtures.

Mixed in with the wild flora is a carefully selected blend of attractive and ornamental meadow grasses which are worthy of appreciation in their own right. These will maintain healthy but non-competitive growth in low fertility soil conditions, keeping the ground tidy throughout the year. The ornamental grasses make up 80% of the mixtures with 20% wild flowers.

When buying a wild flower meadow mixture we provide you with a complete guide to soil preparation, sowing, initial maintenance and continual maintenance.

CONSTABLE MIXTURE

Flora

10.0% Birdsfoot Trefoil Lotus corniculatus 20% of the mixture
12.0% Black Medick (Trefoil) Medicago lupulina
6.0% Carrot Daucus carota
9.0% Field Scabious Knautia arvensis
9.0% Knapweed Centaurea
10.0% Ladies Bedstraw Galium verum
8.0% Meadow Buttercup Ranunculus acris
4.0% Ox Eye Daisy Leucanthemum vulgare
3.0% Common St Johns Wort Hypericum perforatum
10.0% Ribwort Plantain Plantago lanceolata
6.0% Salad Burnet Sanguisorba minor
10.0% Self Heal Prunella vulgaris
3.0% Yarrow Achillea millefolium

Grasses

6.5% Browntop Bentgrass Agrostis capillaris 80% of the mixture
18.5% Chewings Fescue Festuca rubra commutata
12.5% Creeping Red Fescue Festuca rubra litoralis
18.5% Crested Dogstail Cynosurus cristatus
12.5% Meadow Fescue Festuca pratensis
9.5% Rough Stalked Meadow Grass Poa trivialis
12.5% Sheeps or Hard Fescue Festuca ovina
9.5% Smooth Stalked Meadow Grass Poa pratensis
Sowing rate 1kg per 250yd² - 12kgs per acre

Gainsborough mixture

The Gainsborough wild flower mix has been formed to include less species than the Constable Mix, however there are far more seeds of each wild flower specie included. This improves the chance of establishment especially in areas where the soil is quite fertile and the grasses are allowed to grow quickly and dominate. This is a beautiful mixture which is completed by the attractive non-aggressive meadow grasses.

GAINBOROUGH MIXTURE

Flora

12% Knapweed Centaurea nigra 20% of the mixture
15% Field Scabious Knautia arvensis
8% Oxeye Daisy Leucanthemum vulgare
10% Birdsfoot Trefoil Lotus corniculatus
16% Self Heal Prunella vulgaris
12% Meadow Buttercup Ranunculus acris
12% Lady's Bedstraw Galium verum
15% Ribwort Plantain Plantago lanceolata

Grasses

6.5% Browntop Bentgrass Agrostis capillaris 80% of the mixture
18.5% Chewings Fescue Festuca rubra commutata
12.5% Creeping Red Fescue Festuca rubra litoralis
18.5% Crested Dogstail Cynosurus cristatus
12.5% Meadow Fescue Festuca pratensis
9.5% Rough Stalked Meadow Grass Poa trivialis
12.5% Sheeps or Hard Fescue Festuca ovina
9.5% Smooth Stalked Meadow Grass Poa pratensis
Sowing rate 1kg per 250yd² - 12kgs per acre

Church Cornfield mixture

It is possible to create a striking meadow of annual cornfield flowers. When this mixture is established the results are stunning. It is most commonly sold as a pure mixture of wild flower seeds, however it is possible to dilute the flora with a meadow grass mixture.

CHURCH CORNFIELD MIXTURE

10% Corn Poppy Papaver rhoeas
25% Corn Flower Centurea cyanus
17% Corn Marigold Chrysanthemum segatum
8% Corn Chamomile Anthemis arvensis
40% Corn Cockle Agrostemma githago
Sowing rate 1kg per 250yd² - 12kgs per acre

Bumblebees & Butterflies mixture

This is an excellent way to attract bees, butterflies and many other insects. This mixture is not only ideal for domestic wildlife projects but can also be suitable for farmers as an alternative ELS mixture.

BUMBLEBEES & BUTTERFLIES MIXTURE

3 kgs Borage
2 kgs Phacelia
1 kgsEssex Broad Red Clover
6 kgs per acre

Wild flowers seeds

There are numerous wild flower mixtures available for a wide range of situations and soils i.e. acid soils, damp loamy soils, calcareous soils, hedgerow and light shade, woodland, heavy shade, water margins and pond edges. It is therefore possible to construct a mixture to suit your needs and situation from the list of common names of wild flower species.