Rhinanthus minor. An annual root hemi-parasite that requires grass to grow (sow into established grassland, or with grass seed). Yellow flowers, seeds rattle in inflated seed pods. Sun. 7-30 cm May - July. All seed will be freshly harvested July 2015 seed. Needs a frost to germinate, and therefore must be sown in the Autumn/early Winter, (Aug - Dec inclusive)
When sowing into existing grassland ensure that the grass is mown down to about one inch and maintained at this level until about the start of April. Either tread or roll the area after sowing to ensure the seed is in contact with the soil.
Recommended sowing rate: 1g per square metre
Plug plants of Yellow Rattle are available in April 2016, and come supplied with fescues within the plug cells to act as host grasses, these plugs can be forward ordered
Fritillaria meleagris P Solitary nodding chequered blooms varying from dull purple to creamy white. Now very scarce. Damp meadows. 30 cm April-May. Despatched in the Autumn. Order year round. (Also available in the Spring - see the Spring planting section)
These bulbs were grown from cultivated stock. All bulbs come with planting instructions.
Papaver rhoeas A. The poppy that used to be seen in fields everywhere. An annual with deep scarlet flowers, probably our most popular wildflower and so easy to grow. Flowers: June on. Requires: Sun. Height: 30-60cm.
Needs to be sown on to bare soil, will not establish if sown into a grassed area.
Narcissus obvallaris 22-35 cm Nodding flowers smaller than garden subject - emblem of Wales with fragrant flowers. Moist soil in wood or meadow. March-April. Despatched in the Autumn. Order year round. (Also available in the Spring - see the Spring planting section)
These bulbs were grown in the UK from cultivated stock. All bulbs come with planting instructions.
A mix of 11 native annual wildflower species. NCA2 is best sown either on its own or included as part of a perennial wildflower meadow mix, to give some colour in the first year while the perennial species become established. When sowing alone the soil will need to be disturbed each Autumn to produce a flowering the following season. Once a common sight in the cornfields of the UK, these vibrant flowers were driven from the fields through advances in herbicides. Some of the easiest wildflowers to grow, providing a vivid riot of colour in the early summer. Unlike most wildflowers, the species in this mix will tolerate soils of high fertility.
Mix is 100% Wildflower seeds.
Sowing rate if sown alone: 2g per square metre, 8Kg per acre, 20kg per hectare
Sowing rate if sown with a perennial wildflower mix: 1g per square metre, 4Kg per acre, 10Kg per hectare