Creating urban flower meadows gives back to nature. In addition to their aesthetic qualities they provide cover and food for many species of mammals, birds and insects.
All Turf Urban Meadow mixes contain both garden flower cultivars and wild flower species in varying proportions. The originality of All Turf’s Urban Meadows resides in their effect for colour balance, species diversity and natural aspect; they are specifically designed for urban settings and offer a long flowering period from spring to autumn.
We supply 20 varieties of Urban Meadow Seed
Tenor gives a good flowering performance from early summer to mid-autumn, peaking in mid-summer. Tenor has proved itself to give an excellent flower display of Poppies and Cornflowers in summer, followed by yellow flowering Coreopsis and Calendulas in autumn.
Whilst all plants require water and generally grow better the more they have, our Dry mix is a composition that better tolerates dry conditions and poor soil types; typically found on roadside embankments and industrial wasteland.
The slightest breeze will set the delicate heads of Bishop’s flower (Ammi majus) swaying in the wind. The mix is well adapted to the maritime climate of the British Isles and mild seaside locations where salt tolerance is not an issue.
Posy is composed of varieties selected for their ability to produce multiple long-stemmed flowers. Many of the exclusive varieties are used commercially to produce floral bouquets, with some species for example, Stacice
“Supreme”,is also perfect for dried flower arrangements.
A combination of poppies (Papavar rhoeas) and cornflowers (Centaurea cyanus). Mainly blue but also crimson, white and pink. This mix symbolises the alliance of British and French soldiers.
Contrast has brighter and more varied colours than Ground Cover and is ideally suited to town centres where bright colours are required, combined with low growth. Ideal for footpath edges, small roundabouts, tree surrounds or flower beds.
Bleauet de France
A species of corn flower (Centaurea cyanus), with mainly blue but also white, crimson and pink varieties. Cornflower symbolises those that died for France.
Poppies symbolise the honouring of British, Commonwealth and United States armed forces killed in battle. The exceptional purity and high percentage germination rate sets Souvenir 100% Field or Common Poppy (Papaver rhoeas) apart from other widely available poppy seed.
Reclamation is a simple mix with relatively few species and cultivars compared to other Euroflor mixes. Formulated to cover large surface areas as cheaply as possible, such as industrial and urban renewal projects, set-aside etc. Sown at only 2g/m2, its flowering period persists until frosts with Tithonia in August. It is followed by pink, red and white Cosmos.
Sarah Bouquet will appeal to the general public who want close access to the flowers to see in detail what is growing. The extra bidiversity means, not only more flower species but bees, butterflies and other insects throughout the season.
Chameleon is composed of species which tolerate and thrive in environmental stress sites such as south facing walls and fences where the soil may be dry, shallow, stony and hot. It is particularly useful for kerb edging where regular grass strimming would otherwise be necessary. Not suitable for shade.
Reviva combines the rich foliage texture of leafy plants with nitrogen fixing leguminous species, producing vigorous ground cover vegetation and improving soil fertility. This vegetative cover and root growth reduces soil erosion and the leaching of valuable soil nutrients over the winter.
Five flower mixtures: Spring Flower, Flora Britannica, Souvenir, Alliance, Reviva*. Each 50g (100g*) pack covers approximately 10-15m2
Spring Discovery Box
Inside the Spring Discovery Box
Ten flower mixtures: Honey, Sarah Bouquet, Tenor, Rainbow Annuals, White Bouquet, Ground Cover, Classic, Hope, Meadow Breeze, Dry. Each 50g pack covers approximately 10-15m2.
Rainbow is a consistent favourite because of its rapid establishment and its long flowering period starting 50-60 days after sowing right through to the first frosts. Rainbow displays a wide range of colours from early season Eschscholtzias and Iberis, to mid season Poppies, Cornflowers and Flax giving way to Marigolds and Cosmos at the end of the season.
For a more natural looking meadow without the usual sparseness of 100% indigenous species, Classic combines the advantage of wild and garden flowers. It is particularly useful in intermediate zones between the countryside and urban areas…areas in a natural looking public park would be a good example.
As its name suggests, Ground Cover is particularly useful where limited plant height is important e.g. roadside visibility on corners and roundabouts. The mix is not suitable in heavy shade.
Whilst many annual favourites are included, dwarf cultivars have been selected. Purple and white Alyssum gives way to yellow Californian Poppies, followed by Cornflowers, Virginia Stock and Flax.