Wild flower meadow


We decided to plant up the area as you come down the drive with a traditional wild flower meadow, letting the sheep graze it in the Autumn.

The soil has been pretty wet for the last few months so we hadn't been able to do much with it but it was pretty dry today and we decided to level it out and grade it down nicely into Liams. All the apple trees were plants a couple of weeks ago. The seed is ordered and should arrive in the next week or so.



This is a simple low cost meadow mixture suitable for a wide range of soil types. The wild flowers are robust and showy, and the grasses are fine and slow growing.

Wild Flowers

% Latin name Common name
0.5 Achillea millefolium Yarrow
2 Centaurea nigra Common Knapweed
1 Galium verum Lady's Bedstraw
2 Leucanthemum vulgare Oxeye Daisy
2 Lotus corniculatus Birdsfoot Trefoil
2 Plantago lanceolata Ribwort Plantain
3 Poterium sanguisorba - (Sanguisorba minor) Salad Burnet
3 Ranunculus acris Meadow Buttercup
0.4 Rumex acetosa Common Sorrel
2 Silene dioica Red Campion
2 Silene vulgaris Bladder Campion
0.1 Trifolium pratense Wild Red Clover


% Latin name Common name
8 Agrostis capillaris Common Bent
40 Cynosurus cristatus Crested Dogstail
28 Festuca rubra Slender-creeping Red-fescue
4 Phleum bertolonii Smaller Cat's-tail