General

How much is shipping?

or deliveries to mainland UK, there is a standard charge of £4.99 for all orders under £50.00.

If you live in the UK on an offshore island, please email hello@your-green.co.uk for a bespoke delivery charge. 

Where do you deliver to?

We currently deliver to all of mainland UK. 

For UK offshore islands, please contact us at hello@your-green.co.uk and we will do our best to get our products to you as quickly as we can.

Can I amend my order?

Please email us at hello@your-green.co.uk with your order number and details of what you would like to change. We will do our best to help and update your order. However, if the seed has already been mixed or has left us, then unfortunately we would not be able to make any amends. We will always let you know either way.

Can I amend the delivery address?

If you would like to amend or update your delivery address, we will try our very best to get this changed for you. As long as the products haven’t been collected by the courier, this should not be a problem. Please email us at hello@your-green.co.uk with your order number and the new details.

How do I track my order?

If you have purchased wildflower seed then you will be provided with a tracking number to use on our courier’s website as soon as the delivery is processed.

Unfortunately, for the tree and hedge packs this is not possible. However, please email us at hello@your-green.co.uk and we will do our best to get you an update on your delivery. 

Just a quick note, that the tree and hedge packs may arrive separately to our other products even when you have purchased them on the same order. This is because our trees and seed products are grown in special areas, best suited to growing each one, so we can produce quality products.  

I haven’t had an order confirmation

Order confirmations can take a little while to come through. Please check your junk mail or spam folder. If you would like to check that we have received your order, that’s no problem at all. Just email hello@your-green.co.uk and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Why haven't I received my order?

We’re sorry to hear this! We want to get this problem sorted as soon as possible. Please email hello@your-green.co.uk and we will back to you with an update on where your order is as soon as we can.

How do I return or exchange?

If you would like to return a product it must be unopened and in good condition. 

Unfortunately, we do not offer exchanges on any of our products. 

How can I cancel my order?

We’re sorry to hear you are thinking about cancelling your order. Please email us at hello@your-green.co.uk your order details, including your order number. We will do our best to cancel the order for you. However, if the seed has already been mixed or has left us, then unfortunately we are not able to cancel. We will always let you know either way. 

Will my order come all together?

Tree and hedge packs will arrive separately to our other products even when you have purchased them on the same order. This is because our trees and seed products are grown in special areas best suited to growing each one.

Are you an eco-friendly retailer?

We certainly are! And we are committed to getting better and better.

In 2022, we will to offset all of our carbon footprint by planting trees and grass mixes in different areas across the UK. We also offer free wildflower seed mixes to selected schools, care homes and charities. This is so that we can share the benefits of these beautiful and important plants. 

All of our seed packaging is recyclable. We will be making further changes to our packaging supply by using all biodegradable packaging by 2025. 

The tree protection packs are also all recyclable and, again, we will be supplying biodegradable protection equipment by 2025.  

If you think of anything we can be doing in addition to the above or can help us improve our sustainability, please email us with your ideas at hello@your-green.co.uk

How do I purchase & use an e-gift card?

The YourGreen e-gift cards can be used to make online purchases from the YourGreen website.

As an eco-friendly business, we try and save on energy and waste by providing e-gift cards only.

You can use the YourGreen e-gift card to purchase any YourGreen products from the wildflower seed mixture range and from the tree & hedge packs range.

You may not use the e-gift card to purchase another YourGreen e-gift card.

Unfortunately, e-gift cards cannot be exchanged for cash or a monetary bank transfer and they cannot be returned or refunded.

All gift cards come with standard monetary values in GPB. To check the balance of your e-gift card, please contact us and we will send you an email with your remaining balance.

How long can I wait to use my seed?

There is no exact timeframe for how quickly seed loses its germination. However, we would suggest using your seed within six months of delivery for the best results.

Do you sell agricultural seed?

We do indeed sell agricultural seed, from grass seed mixes to environmental mixtures. For a quote on any agricultural seed products, email hello@your-green.co.ukwith your contact details and the details of your enquiry and we will get back to you as soon as we can with a quote.

Wildflower Seed

What type of soil do I need to grow wildflowers?

Wildflowers definitely do better in poorer soils. This is because fertile soils can encourage grasses and weeds to grow. These plants may end up smothering your wildflowers and this will stop them growing and flowering. Most soils will be fine but if you are worried about the ground being too fertile, you can remove a layer of topsoil.

Which wildflower seed mix should I buy?

The seed mixes we have designed have been formulated to enhance the YourGreen experience.

For larger projects, we have the Meadow Maker – a 60% grass 40% wildflower mix or we have the Carbon Cure which has an increased grass content for those of you who are looking at ways to reduce/offset your carbon footprint.

There are also three very special mixtures which have been carefully designed to induce a specific mood.
We have a Tranquil Escape mix for relaxing, a Creative Calling mix for when you need some added inspiration and a Feelgood Factor for bringing those good vibes.

For all you bee and butterfly lovers, we have the Pollen Pact mix, which can be used in many different situations and, for the keen gardener, the Bed Maker to boost your flower beds and make your outdoor space come alive!

If it’s flower arranging or special gifts which you are looking for, look no further than the Florists Pick – a beautiful combination of flowers perfect for cutting and then using to make arrangements for your home or for someone special.

How much wildflower seed do I need?

If you are sowing a meadow, large area or flower bed, follow the below sowing rate instructions:

For a 100% wildflower mix sow at 2.5g/m²
For a 60:40 grass + wildflower mix sow at 3.5g/m²
For a 80:20 grass + wildflower mix sow at 5g/m²

For growing in containers such as pots, planters and vertical gardens sow a thin covering across the whole of the container.

When should I sow my wildflower seed?

You can sow wildflowers from mid-March through to mid-October depending on the weather. Don’t sow your seed if it is still frosty or you are expecting a frost soon. It is also best to avoid sowing during drought periods in the summer. However, this is not too much of a problem if you water the seed and young plants well. 

I don’t have much space, which wildflower seed mix should I grow?

If you’re struggling for space and don’t have a garden, you can grow wildflowers in containers such as pots and planters. The best mixes to try are the Native Flora and Space Saver mixtures. Both will create a fantastic and vibrant selection of annual plants.

If you have a small garden, try a wildflower bed. Again, you could use the annual mixtures – Native Flora or Space Saver. Or why not try our annual and perennial mix – Bed Maker for beautiful results.

Can I grow wildflowers in a shaded area?

Yes! There are many different types of wildflowers which grow in shaded areas. Some of the most beautiful flowers thrive in these environments such as foxgloves and bluebells. If you have a heavily shaded area use our Shaded Flora mix for the best results.

How long does it take for wildflowers to grow?

This varies depending on the wildflower varieties you sow. 

Annuals such as cornflowers, poppies and corn chamomile tend to establish quickly when the weather conditions are right, so they can flower anywhere between 10-16 weeks as soon as temperatures are right for growing. 

For perennials and biennials, they can take longer to establish – anywhere from three months to two years. When growing wildflowers, you are in the hands of nature so patience is key. It is well worth it when the plants flower and you have your very own wild haven.

How do I prep to sow my wildflowers?

1. Sow from March - September

2. Clear any weeds, grass or plants from the area

3. Break up the soil

4. If sowing into an area where there weren’t any weeds or plants (planters or pots) head straight to the SOW section

5. If you had to remove plants, leave the area for a couple of weeks and then repeat step one

6. Once you have done this, rake over the area and then walk over or roll to flatten the soil

How do I sow my wildflowers?

1a. Use about 2.5g/m² of your 100% YourGreen wildflower seed mix 1b. Use about 5g/m² of your YourGreen grass & wildflower seed mix

2. Spread seed by hand. For large projects use a contractor/spreader 3.

Sow half of pack from left to right and half from top to bottom of area

4. You don’t want the seed too deep so rake or cover over the seed but don’t bury it (depth 0.5cm)

5. Walk over, press or roll the area to get seed to soil contact

6. Water well for the first few weeks, keeping the area moist

7. After sowing reduce traffic (if applicable) as we don’t want to damage the young plants

8. Remove any weeds which appear - best to do this by hand.

How do I look after my wildflowers?

Meadows

1. Water area if soil is dry and plants are suffering

2. If you want your meadow to really pack a punch, cut to 5cm every couple of months in the first year - up until autumn. Remove the cuttings please!

3. In following years, cut once in spring (7 or 8cm high) and then again in the autumn. Don’t forget to remove those cuttings!

4. If growing a 100% annual meadow (our Native Flora mix) only cut once in the autumn and resow the mix each year

5. Removing weeds is always going to help keep your meadow in shape! Pull weeds out by hand or, if necessary, you can carefully spray areas - ‘carefully’ is the optimum word here!

Beds

1. Water regularly, especially if it’s dry weather. Soil should be moist.

2. Cut once in spring (optional) and then again in the autumn. Remove all the cuttings please!

3. If growing a 100% annual mix (our Native Flora or Space Saver mix) only cut once in the autumn and resow the mix each year

4. Removing weeds is always going to help keep your bed in shape! Hoe the area and pull weeds out by hand

Pots & Planters

1. Water daily and keep soil moist.

2. Cut once in spring (optional) and then again in the autumn. Remove all the cuttings please!

3. If growing a 100% annual mix (our Native Flora or Space Saver mix) only cut once in the autumn and resow the mix each year

4. Removing weeds (if they appear) will do the world of good! Pull weeds out by hand

Do I need to water my wildflowers?

No matter where or how much you are growing, it’s important to water the ground after spring sowing and whilst the flowers are establishing in the first couple of months. Check the soil for moisture if you can but a general rule of thumb is to water twice a week during this period (water more often in warm spells). Try to use a gentle pressure for watering as the seed may be washed away!

For autumn sowing you may not need to water, unless it’s a particularly dry period. Just keep an eye on the soil moisture and the weather to double check.

If you are growing wildflowers in pots, planters and/or vertical gardens, these will need a good watering every day from spring through to when they die back in the autumn.

Will my wildflowers come back every year?

This very much depends on the mixtures you have grown. Annual plants will not return the following year as a rule of thumb. They tend to grow, bloom and perform their whole lifecycle all within a twelve month period. However, corn annuals often shed quite a lot of seed, so you may see new plants grow the following spring. 

Perennials are slightly different. They do almost the opposite of annuals as they will not flower in the first growing season but they will last and flower for many years after this – as long as the area has the relevant maintenance.

There are also some wildflowers known as biennials. These will flower in the second growing season and their total life cycle is two years. Like the annuals, they will shed seed so you may see these new plants grow and flower after the first two years.

Why haven’t my wildflowers grown?

Wildflowers are beautiful, natural, environmentally-friendly and can be used for so many things…but they can be a bit temperamental when it comes to getting them going!

If you haven’t seen your flowers bloom in the first growing season, it could be because of the type of seed you used. If your mix is full of perennials or biennials, they will not flower in the first year but will flower the following season.

If your wildflowers haven’t grown at all this may be due to the three following reasons. Firstly, the grasses and weeds may have smothered the establishing wildflowers and caused them not to grow. We definitely suggest giving it another go. The main thing to check is that all grasses and weeds are removed in the prep stage and also to remove all clippings when cutting. The second reason could be that the seed was put under major stress at the time of sowing – this might be too much traffic over the area or extreme weather such as frost or too much rainfall or drought. Thirdly, the seed may have been sown too deep and therefore was unable to germinate in the early phases of development.

The above are the most common reasons for why your wildflowers may not have grown or bloomed. If you would like us to rule out any issues with seed, please email hello@your-green.co.uk with your contact details, your order number and the issues you’ve had. We would love to help and try and get any problems sorted for you.

Can you sow wildflowers on a lawn?

Although we would usually advise not sowing any areas where grass already exists (as it’s extremely competitive), you can follow the instructions below to sow wildflowers successfully in an existing lawn or grassed space.

Top tip: ‘It’s better to sow in grassed areas in the autumn”

PREP

1. The first step is to open up the grass so that there are clear bare patches of soil across the area.

This is where the wildflower seed can make contact with the ground. You can use a harrow for large areas or a lawn rake is fine for small areas. For areas with young grass, this will be a lot easier.

2. Rake over the grassed area quite hard 

This should mean that the grass is ripped out – make sure to remove any waste. 

3. Aim for a minimum of 50% bare soil.

This will give the wildflower seeds a good chance of making contact with ground. 

4. Choose a YourGreen wildflower mix to suit your needs.

Ideally a 100% wildflower mix such as Pollen Pact, Native Flora, Space Saver, Tranquil Escape, Creative Calling, Feelgood Factor or Florists Pick.

SOW

1. By now you have your YourGreen wildflower seed mix but you need to know how much to use…

For a 100% wildflower mix sow at 2.5g/m²
When using a  60:40 grass + wildflower mix sow at 3.5g/m²
A 80:20 grass + wildflower mix should be sown at 5g/m²

2. Sow your mix
Most of the time it’s best just to spread by hand. If you are looking at a much bigger project you can use a contractor/spreader. You can also mix the seed with sand or soil to make spreading a bit better but don’t worry if not.

3. Straight after sowing think; – tread, traffic.
You don’t want the seed too deep so rake some soil over the seed but only a small amount (depth 0.5cm). If you can, walk over or roll the area to get seed to soil contact. After sowing reduce traffic over the area as we want the plants to get the best start! Remove any nasty weeds which appear – best to do this by hand.

4. Water does wonders
If you can, keep the soil moist in the early stages – ideally watering a couple of times a week and more if the weather is nice (here’s hoping!).

Do you sell wildflower turf?

We do supply wildflower turf and we would love to help with your enquiry. Please email us at hello@your-green.co.uk with your contact and enquiry details.

Where are the wildflower seeds sourced from?

Our wildflower seeds are all sourced in the UK in order to help with our sustainability pledge. Sourcing locally also helps to reduce our business’ carbon footprint. 

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