Colin Reader is the owner of Wild Flower Lawns and Meadows and the author of this blog.
- Wood Anemone seed for sale
- Wild flower plants for sale
- What is flowering now...can be rather special!
- Wild flower turf for sale containing wild orchids?
- Wild flower seed mix for woodland and shade containing wild orchids and helleborines
- Yellow Rattle plants for sale
- How to create a wild flower lawn or wild flower meadow
- Wildflower seed mixtures for sale
- Wild orchid seed for sale
- My current show dates for 2013
- A pretty hairy encounter
- A close look at Orchid seed
- Edible snails, ravens and clouds!
- One of my wild flower seed mix landscapes
- Wild Orchids and Helleborines of the woodland
- A slap in the face can be interesting
- Forthcoming Shows Update
- What do my wild flower grasslands look like in April?
- Forthcoming Shows
- 'Seedy Sunday'
- Current show dates for 2012
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Last week I was collecting my Wood Anemone seed, they grow amongst the Bluebells in many woods. They drop their seed very soon after flowering and then their leaves disappear and you would not find any evidence of their existence at all…until next spring! So I cannot afford to miss the window of opportunity for collecting…and what a lovely environment to … Continue reading
With this cold spring most seed germination is slow and delayed and established wild plants are flowering later than normal but nevertheless there is plenty to see in the woodlands and hedgerows and also some special things flowering in open fields and downland. I took a few photos yesterday of some of my favourite and rather secretive plants flowering at this time of year: You can … Continue reading
I get asked if I do wild flower turf with wild orchids to mirror my seed mixtures, well I have over 40 different wild flower species in my mix for open field and lawn sites but when it comes to turf I have to say no and the reason is the cost…have you seen how much 1 square metre of wild flower turf … Continue reading
I have just added 4 new uncommon and special wild flower species to my woodland and shade seed mix. I collected a good quantity of orchid seed last summer and I have enough to add to my main woodland and shade seed mixture, which will be available while stocks last! Early Purple Orchid is a new addition to add to the Common Spotted Orchid I … Continue reading
I now have Yellow Rattle plant plugs for sale, click here to view them. Now is the time to start planting them to reduce the vigour and quantity of your grass to enable the spread of wild flowers within your lawn or meadow. I also have Yellow Rattle seed for sale, you can see this on my additional species page … Continue reading
Here I will post a copy of my wild flower seeding instructions for my pernnial wild flower seed mix. I will present it just as it appears in a packet of seeds that you might order from me. If you feel you require any further assistance then please see my advisory service by clicking here. Instructions for creating your wild … Continue reading
The keen eyed of you will have noticed that I have recently added a new wild flower seed mixture for sale. It is my version of an economy and general purpose wild flower seed mix. It is for those on a tighter budget but fear not, it still contains a huge range of 35 beautiful and special native wild flower species including … Continue reading
I have added Common Spotted Orchid to the range of wild native orchid seeds which are available on my ‘Rarities’ page. This species is included in all my perennial wild flower seed mixtures and so I did not think to offer it as a single species but many requests have caused me to add it! The photos below show both the colour and … Continue reading
My current show dates for 2013 are: Sat 2nd February ‘Seedy Saturday’ at Lewes Town Hall BN7 2DQ Sun 3rd February ‘Seedy Sunday’ at Brighton Corn Exchange BN1 1UG Sat 2nd & Sun 3rd March ‘ETC Magazine Gardens, Homes and Lifestyle Show’ at the Brighton Centre BN1 2GR Friday 19th, 20th & 21st April ‘The Garden Show’ at Firle Place BN8 6LP Sat 11th … Continue reading