Description
This is what wildflowers are made for! Grown in so many different areas all over the UK, wildflowers are able to thrive in the most difficult conditions. We have created this mix using the most famous flowers found in natural woodland areas and hedgerows. This mix is guaranteed to make even the darkest of spaces vibrant, colourful and eye-catching.

Contents
Native Flora, Agrimony, Betony, Bluebell, Columbine, Foxglove, Garlic Mustard, Hedge Bedstraw, Hedge Woundwort, Meadow Buttercup, Meadowsweet, Ragged Robin, Ramsons, Red Campion, Selfheal, Tufted Vetch, White Campion, Wild Angelica, Wood Avens, Wood Sage, Yarrow.

Shaded Flora


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Bring life to your shaded area, with this carefully designed wildflower mix.

100% wildflowers
Perfect for heavy shade
Wildlife haven
Annuals and perennials
Clear
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Additional information

Size

250g (40-100sq m), 500g (100-200sq m), 1kg (200+sq m)

Highlights
Mood boosting
Top eco mix
Creates habitats
Pollen source
Low maintenance
Sow at about 2.5g per m2 for the best results!
Sow & Grow
PREP
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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
SOW
Your Green
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.
GROW: MEADOWS
Your Green
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!
GROW: BEDS
Your Green
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
Best time to sow
Mar - Sep
Sow & Grow
PREP
Your Green
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
SOW
Your Green
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.
GROW: MEADOWS
Your Green
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!
GROW: BEDS
Your Green
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
Best time to sow
Mar - Sep
This looks beautiful against the backdrop of the small woodland area I have. It’s perfect for attracting so much wildlife. The addition of the annuals means we were also able to have flowers in the first year which was great!
Debra Hancock
FAQs & Care
How long does it take for wildflowers to grow?
Your Green

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. 

Where are the seeds sourced from?
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Our wildflower seeds are all sourced in the UK – helping with our sustainability pledge and helping to reduce our business’ carbon footprint.

Do I need to water my wildflowers?
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No matter where or how much you are growing, it’s important to water the ground after spring sowing and whilst the seeds 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 water every day from spring through to when they die back in the autumn.

Why haven’t my wildflowers grown?
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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.

Shipping Information
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For wildflower seed, amenity grass and equine grass, our standard delivery time is 3-5 working days (orders placed after 3pm count as an order from the following day).

For tree & hedge packs, delivery is 5-7 working days.

We will always communicate with you if there are any updates about your order which you need to know about – we believe honesty is the best policy when it comes to service. Please enter a contact number and/or email address when you check out so that we can contact you with delivery updates.

We currently deliver to mainland UK. For deliveries to mainland UK, there is a standard charge of £2.95 + VAT (where VAT is applicable) for all orders under £50.00. For orders above this price, delivery is free. If you live in the UK on an offshore island, please email hello@your-green.co.uk for a bespoke delivery charge.