The original Pictorial Meadows mix is illustrated in the main picture opposite (taken at The Eden Project) and produces stunning displays right through until late October/November. Starting out with white, blues, pinks and reds, the tapestry turns to reds, orange and yellow in the autumn. The mix has been carefully balanced for colour and succession of flowering, and components include: Shirley Poppy, Californian Poppy, Cornflower, Fairy Toadflax, Tickseed, Red Orache and Larkspur.
Flowering Height up to 1m (39’’).
Preparing the soil early spring or autumn to remove any grass or weeds. Prepare the plot to a depth of 20cm (8”), or 10cm (4”) in previously planted plots. Ensure the area is prepared to a fine tilth, wait a few weeks, then clear off any weeds that may have grown, either with a systemic weed killer or by hand. It is most important that the site is completely free of weeds.
Sowing the seed A quick and simple method is to mix the seeds with sand and scatter evenly over the area. The sand will help you see where you have sown. The seed needs light to germinate, so rake in trying not to bury the seed. The suggested sowing is 2-3g per square metre.
The perfectionist’s way Divide the area to be sown into metre squares, measure out the seed required for one square metre, and pour this into a see-through plastic cup. Mark the depth on the side of the cup - this saves having to weigh the seed each time. Pour one measure of seed onto a shovel and spread evenly over one of the metre squares using a stick to tap the seeds off the end of the shovel. Gently rake the seed into the soil but don’t bury the seeds, as they need light to germinate.
Maintenance At the end of the flowering season, the dead stalks should be cut off and removed, and the area sprayed to kill off any grass or weeds that have grown during the flowering season.
All orders are sent in rotation as the bulbs become available from early March until the season ends late April.
Orders received from early March onwards will be delivered within 28 working days.
We use either Royal Mail or Parcelforce for deliveries and our ordering process allows you to provide special instructions such as leaving in a safe place should you happen to be out when your bulbs are delivered or if you require a different delivery date.
Should you have any other order requirements other than those listed please contact us on 01622 840229 before placing an order.
Current charges per order are as below and include VAT.
|England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland||£ 5.95|
|Isle of Man, Isles of Scilly and Channel Islands||£14.95|
|Ireland and Other E.U. Countries.||£20.95|