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Oct
17

Bulbs of individual wild flower species for sale

I now have bulbs of individual wild flower species for sale in addition to my mixed species collections. Bulbs are great if you wish for quick flowering in woodland and shaded areas, as they reach flowering quicker than seed, which is slower to establish in such situations. They can also be used in open areas just as well. In fact the fragrant … Continue reading

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Sep
22

Artificial Grass – Perfect Turf

Although wild flower areas are well provided for around my office, the main path to my doors is not a mown strip through wild flower grassland, it is artificial grass. This may come as a surprise to some, but artificial grass has come a long way since its early days. I like it because it drains well and does not … Continue reading

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Jun
10

Debbie and Mark take the podium

For a change I am lending my blog page to friend and her colleague, two garden designers who need a platform to present their findings from a very worthy research project on the importance of gardens in care homes and especially dementia care homes. A book and guidance tool is being written which is being self-financed and they are looking … Continue reading

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Nov
08

Wild Daffodils for sale

I now have English Wild Daffodils for sale Narcissus pseudonarcissus. They flower February to April and are just as happy in gardens as in woodlands. I have them available as part of my winter and spring flowering bulb collection which you can view by clicking here.

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Nov
08

Bluebells for sale

I now have our native English Bluebells for sale. The iconic woodland wild flower which will also grow well in gardens. I have them available as part of my winter and spring flowering bulb collection which you can view by clicking here.

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Nov
05

Yellow Rattle seed for sale

I now have this seasons Yellow Rattle seed for sale, also known as Hay Rattle it reduces grass vigour within a meadow by being semi-parasitic on the grass. Scatter the Yellow Rattle seeds over the surface of the ground after cutting the grass tight and removing the cuttings. In my experience you can sow this seed anytime from now until mid … Continue reading

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Jun
19

A wild flower meadow I created this year

Here is one downland edge site I have created this year using my luxury wild flower seed mix. You will see that it has been rabbit netted as rabbits are a nuisance when creating wild flower areas as they will eat the seedlings as they germinate and create huge bare areas. Prior to seeding the field was nice and bare. … Continue reading

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Jun
18

I have plants growing that I don’t think are in your mix?

If you use brought in soil in the form of compost from a landscape supplier etc to use as a top dressing (as I mention in my instruction sheet for creating a small annual wild flower area) it may contain weed seeds of plants like Nettle, Fat Hen (Chenopodium album) and Polygonum species, which will germinate along with your sown seeds, … Continue reading

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May
21

Nothing is happening in my seeded area – help!

In May a lot of people worry that they are not seeing much evidence of the wild flowers they sowed as seed a month or two ago…do not be concerned, most of our native perennial wild flowers do not germinate until mid June or later, it is mainly the annual wild flowers which germinate during April and May. So relax … Continue reading

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Jan
14

Wild flowers for bees and butterflies

There are various types of wild flower area one can create but the easiest, quickest and most colourful is an annual wild flower area. These are great because our native annuals germinate quickly and flower from spring till the end of the summer. They attract a myriad of fascinating insects, bumblebees, honey bees, solitary bees, hoverflies, butterflies as well as … Continue reading

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