This mix has 23 native wildflower species all recorded around Chislehurst by Reverend Murray in 1899. They will add a great variety of vibrant and versatile blooms to your garden and are a vital food source for bees and other pollinators. Once established, they are much less maintenance than other garden flora – they don’t need regular feeding, watering or pruning and will come back year on year with abundance.
The Chislehurst Society would like to track where wildflower seeds are planted within the local area. After planting, please complete the following form with the exact location of planting.
You can find the exact 3m x 3m square where you have planted your seeds by using the interactive map by clicking here.
Plant in a sunny location. The packs contain enough seed for up to one metre square of wildflowers. They can be sown throughout the year with bloom usually taking place after 60-80 days.
- Wildflowers prefer poor soil conditions so remove the most fertile layer of topsoil (the top 5cm), then plant in the next layer down.
- Remove all existing grass, plants, flora and weeds including all the roots.
- Dig the soil over and firm it down before raking to create a level seed bed.
- Sow the seeds evenly then firm the bed down to ensure they are in contact with the soil but aren’t buried too deeply.
- Protect from birds and keep soil moist during hot, dry periods for the best germination.
Chislehurst Heritage Wildflowers:
Creeping Buttercup, Common Poppy, Bladder Campion, St Johns Wort, Corn Cockle, Musk Mallow, Meadow Cranesbill. Black Medick, Meadowsweet, Birds Foot Trefoil, Common Agrimony, Burnet Saxifrage, Wild Carrot, Lady’s Bedstraw, Yarrow. Teasel. Devils Bit Scabious, Corn Chamomile, Corn Marigold, Common Knapweed, Viper’s Bugloss, Dark Mullein, Wild Marjoram
If you have any questions about this project, please contact Stephan Smith, Trustee.