26/08/14: Our English Bluebell bulbs are to feature in an episode of Gardeners' World which will be shown on BBC2 at 9.30pm Friday 5th September 2014:
Hyacinthoides non-scripta P A favourite spring flower. Fragrant blue-violet flowers from April to June. Good in woodland in association with Red Campion and Greater Stitchwort. Requires light shade. Height: 30 - 40cm. 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.
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.
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. Needs a frost to germinate, and therefore must be sown in the Autumn/early Winter, (Aug - Dec inclusive)
SEED IS FROM 2014 HARVEST
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 2015, 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 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.
Rhinanthus minor. Also known as Hay Rattle. An annual root hemi-parasite that requires grass to grow, the plants here come supplied with fescues within the plug cells as host grasses. Yellow flowers, seeds rattle in inflated seed pods. Sun. 7-30 cm Flowers May - July.
Slows the growth of grass down substantially allowing both greater quantity and variety of wildflowers when used within a meadow. Plants are supplied from the start of April onwards, however seed is available all year round
Orders placed now will be delivered in late March or April 2015.