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
Leucanthemum vulgare P. A well known wild flower with lovely, large, white daisy flowers. Also known as the Dog Daisy. Often seen in meadows and on roadsides. Flowers: May on. Requires: Sun well-drained soil. Height: 30 - 60 cm.
A mix of 5 native annual wildflower species. NCA1 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
Phragmites australis. (synonym Phragmites communis) A tall, thick-stemmed grass, growing to a great height. Often found in marshes and ditches. Flowers: June - Aug. Height: 1.5 - 4 metres Zone ABC
Also known as Norfolk Reed. Forms important habitats for birds including rare and threatened species such as Bittern, Marsh Harrier and Bearded Tit. Common Reed is an excellent plant for phytoremediation water treatment.
Comes in a 9cm square pot, 500 cubic centimetres in volume.
2nd July 2014 - plants are currently 4-5ft tall and will be cut down to enable us to pack them into boxes for delivery. This species grows extremely rapidly and the root system in the pots is well established.