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.
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.
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 2015, and come supplied with fescues within the plug cells to act as host grasses, these plugs can be forward ordered
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 sent out in April 2016. (01/07/15: We do still have some Yellow Rattle plugs available but they have finished flowering and are now going to seed - we would recommend purchasing seed in late July 2015 instead; if you do still wish to buy the Yellow Rattle plugs now these can be purchased over the phone)