The Wildflower Meadow at Highgrove was introduced by His Majesty The King and Dame Miriam Rothschild over 35 years ago. Together they devised a seed mix of over 120 different species that were typical of the natural flora of Gloucestershire. The Meadow is now thriving and attracts a diverse spectrum of wildlife.
Create your own patch of wildflower meadow in your garden with this special seed mix, made from some of the varieties found in the Wildflower Meadow at Highgrove.
How to sow instructions
- Exclusive to Highgrove
- This is a perennial seed mix and will take a couple of years to establish
- This pack contains enough mix to cover an area of approximately 4 square metres
- The seeds have been harvested in the UK
Wildflower & Grass Seed Mix contains
Flowers: Yellow Rattle, Yarrow, Wild Carrot, Common Knapweed, Viper’s Bugloss, Selfheal, Lady’s Bedstraw, Sorrel, Oxeye Daisy, Meadow Cranesbill, Birdsfoot Trefoil, Red Clover, Ragged Robin, Ribwort Plantain, Meadow Buttercup, Cowslip, Pepper Saxifrage, Betony, Wild Basil.
Grasses: Common Bent, Slender Creeping Red Fescue, Quaking Grass, Meadow Foxtail, Sweet Vernal-Grass, Smaller Cat’s-Tail, Crested Dogstail.
When to sow
The Highgrove Wildflower Seed Mix is best sown from late August to late October or again form early March to mid April. Good ground preparation and a weed free surface is key. If the site can be kept watered, seeding can take place any time from the beginning of March to the end of October. Sowing in autumn is recommended as sowing in early spring may result in the yellow rattle in the mix to fail and will need to be resown in the autumn.
More information on sowing, growing and management can be found on the Highgrove page of the Wildseed website: wildseed.co.uk.
£4.95 – UK Standard Delivery
Standard delivery will arrive within 3-5 working days from when you submit your order. Standard delivery is available Monday – Friday.
We are unable to deliver on public holidays. Any orders placed on a public holiday will be dispatched the following working day. A signature is required for all deliveries. You can request for your parcel to be left with your neighbour, or in a safe place! All parcels are sent on a fully trackable service which you can track by following the ‘view order’ button in your shipping confirmation email.
£6.95 – UK Next Day Delivery (Orders placed before 12:00pm midday)
Next day delivery is only available Monday – Thursday. Orders placed on a Saturday or Sunday, for next day delivery, will be delivered within 2-3 working days. The cut-off for next day delivery between Monday - Thursday is 12:00pm (midday). Orders placed to Northern Ireland do not qualify for next day delivery.
£13.95 – UK Saturday Delivery
The cut-off for Saturday delivery is Friday 12:00pm (midday).
Orders placed to Northern Ireland do not qualify for Saturday delivery.
From £20.00 - Overseas Delivery
Overseas delivery will be calculated at the checkout process.
Important: Please ensure the local regulations allow the import of seeds to the destination country. A G Carrick Ltd does not accept liability for costs incurred if ordered goods are refused entry.
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