Meadows should not be sown on areas containing large numbers of strong perennial weeds such as docks, nettles or thistles. Sowing into bare ground is always best and it is essential to eliminate such weed species from the proposed meadow area prior to sowing. Eradication is best undertaken when the weed species are in rapid, … Continued
Water your plugs and pots before planting. To remove your individual plant plugs push them up and out using the hole in the bottom of their cell with your little finger or the blunt flat end of a pencil or biro. Delay planting out if the soil is dry and hard, or if it is … Continued
Hay rattle is an annual which can be found in meadows and grows in full sun, it flowers from May to July and has yellow flowers followed by seeds which rattle in the wind by having an oversized seed pod. Being a Hemi Parasite Hay Rattle requires a host from which it takes energy via … Continued
WINTER ACONITE Plant 5cm (2″) deep as soon as possible. The foliage may be dying back, this is quite normal, the corm is still moist. Soaking in water for a few hours is beneficial. WOOD ANEMONE Plant twig like rhizomes 7-8cm (2-3″) deep horizontally 10-15cm Apart in soil or leaf mould. Soaking in water for … Continued
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