Sowing and Growing a Flower-Rich Meadow

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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)
Hoe
Watering can
Gloves
Fork
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 louie.allen@oxfordpruningcompany.com
Early booking recommended, space limited to 12 places

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