Cottage Garden Meadow Mat is a mixture of 28 perennial and biannual plants which will produce the look of the traditional English Cottage Garden.
Cottage Garden is very easy to maintain, requiring no fertiliser and mowing only once per year.
The matting is easy to install and quick to establish into a beautiful wild meadow full of vibrant floral displays through the spring and summer months.
Meadow Mat is cut in rolls measuring 1 meter x 1 meter (1m2)
Meadow mat is grown on a woven horticultural matting which can easily be cut to size and shape with a sharpe knife.
Cottage Garden Meadow Mat contains and 80:20 ratio mix of wild flowers to grasses based on the following seed mix:
20% native grasses To help prevent soil drying out, provide shelter for insects, food for birds and perches for butterflies.
80% Native Flora Providing a rich source of nectar from Spring to Autumn
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Meadow Mat is hand harvested in 1 square meter rolls (which are 1m wide by 1 meter long).
Meadow Mat can be laid at any time of year, but it must be noted that if laying in the winter the mat will look like it is just a weedy turf, this will transform in the spring into wild flowers.
Meadow Mat Wild flowers meadows can grow up to in excess of 2 foot tall through the summer months.
Wild flower meadows require poor soils with low fertility, if grown on fertile soils the grasses will eventually out grow the slower growing wild flowers, smothering them and resulting in fewer wild flowers.
For this reason no fertilisers should be used and where the soils is suspected of being fertile, we would recommend removal of the soil and replacing with a low fertility soil.
Wild flower meadows should only be mown once per year, at the end of the winter / start of spring. for best results mow using a strimmer or flymo leaving the mowings on the ground to rot in, seeds will then be self sown to provide new wild flower growth for the coming summer.
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As Meadow matt is hand harvested, we can not deliver next day. The soonest we can deliver meadow mat would be three working days after ordering.
We deliver meadow matt Tuesday to Friday as standard and Saturday (Saturday AM delivery must be selected in the checkout), orders can be delivered next day if placed before 1pm Monday to Friday.
Deliveries are made on pallets, on curtain sided lorries with a tail lift and pallet trolley. See our delivery details page for more information on our delivery service.
Please note items may be delivered in multiple deliveries.