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
Papaver rhoeas A. The poppy that used to be seen in fields everywhere. An annual with deep scarlet flowers, probably our most popular wildflower. Flowers: June on. Requires: Sun. Height: 30-60cm. Order year round.