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Seed Mix: Pond Edge
Seed Mix: Pond Edge

Seed Mix: Pond Edge

This lovely seed mix will provide a colourful and diverse collection of grasses and wildflowers for ponds and riverbanks. Seed is a cost effective way of covering larger areas relatively quickly. Like all our mixes, the wildflower seed has guaranteed UK provenance.
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Pond Edge Seed Mix

This seed mix is available in two options. The first consists of 30% native British wildflowers and 70% grasses, but we also offer the wildflower only element on its own.

Sow the wildflower and grasses mix at 4g/square metre and the wildflowers at only 1g.

It's a cost effective and attractive way of establishing a relatively wide range of plants around a pond or along a stream. All the wildflower seed here is harvested in the UK from plants growing here. Larger quantities are available from the Habitat Aid website.

30% Wildflowers (by weight)
1.0 Yarrow Achillea millefolium
0.5 Water-Plantain Alisma plantago-aquatica
1.0 Wild Angelica Angelica sylvestris
1.5 Common Knapweed Centaurea nigra
1.5 Teasel Dipsacus fullonum
0.5 Common Spike-rush Eleocharis palustris
1.0 Hemp Agrimony Eupatorium cannabinum
3.0 Meadowsweet Filipendula ulmaria
1.0 Hedge Bedstraw Galium mollugo
1.5 Ladies Bedstraw Galium verum
0.5 Water Avens Geum rivale
1.5 Yellow Flag-iris Iris pseudacorus
0.5 Oxeye Daisy Leucanthemum vulgare
1.5 Ragged Robin Lychnis flos-cuculi
1.5 Gipsywort Lycopus europaeus
1.0 Purple Loosestrife Lythrum salicaria
1.5 Ribwort Plantain Plantago lanceolata
0.5 Cowslip Primula veris
1.5 Selfheal Prunella vulgaris
3.0 Meadow Buttercup Ranunculus acris
1.5 Yellow Rattle Rhinanthus minor
0.5 Common Sorrel Rumex acetosa
1.0 Red Campion Silene dioica
1.0 Betony Stachys officinalis

70% Grasses, majority: Crested Dogstail, Common Bent, Slender-creeping Red-fescue

Sowing rate: 4 g per square metre, 40 kg per hectare, 16 kg per acre. 

Although we test our seed and it has high germination rates, you need to be careful about initial care and establishing an annual regime. Sow in spring or late summer/autumn.