Sowing and Growing a Flower-Rich Meadow


April 25th, 10am–1pm
Stowford Farm, Bayswater Road, Oxford OX3 9RZ

Come to a morning course and learn how to sow and grow a flower-rich annual meadow. No matter whether your garden or allotment is large or small, you can apply these techniques to create a stunning, colourful meadow this year. All materials, plus coffee and cake provided.

Teaching contents

• Annual meadows vs. perennial meadows – different treatments
• Seed priorities with meadow making
• Mixing your own seed
• Using a ready-made mix: what to choose and what to avoid
• Flowering succession
• Correct feeding
• Sowing densities
• Preparation of a meadow seed bed
• Applying environmentally- friendly biological slug controls
• Mixing a meadow mulch
• Buying seed by weight – the pitfalls
• How to extend the meadow into the following year

What to bring
Rake (normal, not spring tined)
Watering can
Notepad and pen
Steel toe capped boots (optional but recommended)

Cost £22.00
Includes teaching materials, seeds, coffee and cake

Course Tutor
Louie Allen

To book a place, email
Early booking recommended, space limited to 12 places

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