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Naturalising Spring Scatter Mix

About the Product:

This mix has been specifically chosen to mirror the classic naturalised spring bulbs that are seen up and down the country. With a mix of scilla, chionodoxa, fritillary and narcissi, the colour palette is 'Cool Spring', with a mix of creams, pale blues and purples and works particularly well with our Landscape Turf and Shade Tolerant Turf. The bulbs will provide flowers from February to late April and are suitable for sunny and part shade areas.

Bulb Mix

Feb-March Crocus Mixture Harleem 10-15 cms
March Scilla Mischtschenkoana 10-15 cms
  Chionodoxa Mixed Colours 10-15 cms
April Puschkina libanotica 10-20 cms
  Fritallary Meleagris 15-20 cms
April-May Narcissus Milner 25 cms
  English Bluebells 25 cms

Coverage

  Number of Bulbs Coverage
Bulb Bag 250 6-7m²
Bulb Crate 2000 50m²
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Images above are of varying age, taken at different times of year, reflect local site/ground conditions and historical maintenance regimes.
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Specification

Maintenance

There is no further maintenance to the under planted wildflower area, other than the cut and removal of all plant material within the autumn months, strimmed or mown to an inch off the ground. A second cut at the end of May is sometimes advised if growth has been extreme due to weather conditions, but if you have also under planted with the summer bees and butterflies bulb mix you should not make this second maintenance cut. The dead plant material from the bulbs will be covered by the new growth of the wildflowers.

Please click the link for further information on how to under plant bulbs and maintain them in a wildflower area.

Planting Times

Bulbs should be planted between September and December, ideally when the ground temperature is between 4-8°C.

Densities

For a naturalised effect we recommend planting 20 bulbs per m². Denser looks can be achieved by doubling the rate.

Planting Methods

If planting whilst laying turf, for a naturalised effect, bulbs should be scattered from waist height onto prepared soil (a light tilth) and then covered over with the turf. The turf provides adequate cover so no additional soil or dibbing is required. Bulb sizes are deliberately small but care should be taken not to put too much heavy weight on to the turf, so as not to damage the bulbs underneath.

If planting into established wildflower areas, use a hand held bulb planter to a depth of 6-8 cms and plant where they have fallen after scattering them from waist height. A motorised turf cutter can also be used for a larger area, forking over the bared soil to create a light tilth, scattering the bulbs and taking care to lay down the cut turf back into place once the bulbs have been scattered.

Delivery

When ordering with wildflower turf, bags or crates can be added on to the pallets of turf at little or no extra cost. When ordering bags or crates of bulbs separately, carriage will be charged at cost.