Cottage Garden Mix (1m²)

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Cottage Garden Mix Meadowmat creates flower beds and borders with the grace and charm of an old fashioned English garden but a lot less work.

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Cottage Garden Mix Meadowmat

If you love to see nodding flower heads, buzzing bees and jewel-like colours combined with swaying grasses, you’ll adore Cottage Garden Mix Meadowmat.

We’ve mixed native wildflowers and grasses with some of their closely related but more colourful cousins to create a vibrant and bee-friendly “cottage garden on a roll”. Install Cottage Garden Mix Meadowmat for low maintenance borders with plenty of summer interest.

Garden design tip: Lay Cottage Garden Mix Meadowmat on top of spring and summer flowering bulbs for an even longer flowering period.

Key Points

  • Cottage Garden Mix Meadowmat is mainly created using perennial plant species. In other words, plants that will grow back year after year if they enjoy the conditions in your garden.

  • Also included in the seed mix are some annual and bi-annual flowering species. Some to give a pop of colour while the perennials are getting established, some because we just love them. Not all of the flowers will appear every year but when they do, they’re a joy to behold.

  • Flowering Time: late spring until early autumn (depending on local weather conditions).

  • We don’t want your Meadowmat to be damaged in transit so we mow the plants before harvest and despatch. Your product is unlikely to be in flower when it is delivered to you.

  • You can install Cottage Garden Mix Meadowmat all year round. For a blast of colour in its first summer, please lay Meadowmat before the end of March to allow plants to establish.

  • A roll of Cottage Garden Mix Meadowmat covers 1 square metre of prepared soil. It can be heavy – especially when it’s wet. Manoeuvring and laying Meadowmat is normally a 2 – person job.

  • The pictures in this description are just to give you an idea of how Cottage Garden Mix Meadowmat looks when in bloom. The balance of plant species and the flowering time will be different in every single garden. It will also surprise you by changing from year to year depending on soil type, weather conditions, pollinator populations and management style. Your garden will never be boring when you use Meadowmat!

What is Meadowmat?

There’s lots of information about Meadowmat on our website but in a nutshell, it can be described as a flower garden on a roll. We sow a specially selected blend of seeds onto a thin layer of growing medium and we nurture the seeds until they are growing strongly. Once the plants have developed strong root systems and the soil surface is covered with vegetation, the Meadowmat is ready for harvest and despatch. When you receive your Meadowmat it will look a bit like lawn turf but with lots of interesting plant species. Unroll it onto prepared soil, ensuring the roots have contact with the ground, water it in and keep the soil moist until the plants are well established.

Maintaining Cottage Garden Mix Meadowmat is easy and rewarding. Unlike many herbaceous flower borders, Cottage Garden Mix Meadowmat doesn’t want to be fed, mulched, staked or sprayed. Simply leave it to grow unchecked between March and September. You may like to extend the flowering season by dead-heading the plants, but this is not essential. At the end of summer, when all flowers have faded, you can be ruthless. Cut your Cottage Garden Mix Meadowmat back to a height of 10 – 15 cm and put all of that unwanted vegetation on to the compost heap. If your garden soil is quite fertile soils you may need to trim your Meadowmat a couple of times during the autumn and winter, just to keep it neat.

Visit the blog and the knowledgebase sections of our website for more detailed information on installing and maintaining Cottage Garden Mix Meadowmat.

Growing Cottage Garden Mix Meadowmat – Soil type and Sunshine

Cottage Garden Mix Meadowmat is fairly easy going provided it has plenty of sunshine and a moist, but well drained soil. It’s great in deep planters, raised beds, flower borders or as an alternative lawn. These plants like a fairly neutral pH but can adapt to anything but the most acidic or alkaline soils.

To maintain the balance of grasses to flowering plants, we strongly recommend installing Cottage Garden Meadowmat onto Meadowmat Low Fertility Soil. Richer soils tend to encourage lots of grasses and over time these can crowd out the flowering plants in Cottage Garden Mix Meadowmat leaving you with a less colourful display.

What’s In Cottage Garden Mix Meadowmat?

Please note, percentages refer to the weight of the seed in the growing mix and do not necessarily reflect the proportions of mature plants.

5% native grasses

Grasses fill in any gaps between plants and provide interest outside of the flowering season. They also moisture loss from the soil, and provide shelter for wildlife.

  • Tufted hair grass

  • Common bent grass

95% Flowering plants

Providing a joyous display of summer colour:

  • Achillea millefolium

  • Birdsfoot trefoil

  • Columbine

  • Common mallow

  • Corn chamomile

  • Cornflower

  • Cosmos albatross

  • Cosmos Gloria

  • Erigeron 'Profusion'

  • Field scabious

  • Knapweed

  • Meadow saxifrage

  • Melton Pastels

  • Nettle leaved bellflower

  • Northern lights

  • Ragged robin

  • Red campion

  • Ribwort plantain

  • Rose Campion

  • Sweet violet

  • Thrift

  • Turfted vetch

  • Viper’s bugloss

  • White breeze

  • White campion

  • Wild thyme

  • Vervain

  • Yarrow

  • Yellow horned poppy

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