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OUR WILDFLOWER OF THE MONTH - MAY

Surely it is Oxeye Daisy?


Most of the meadows we planted in 2021 are now full of Oxeye Daisy. Aside from a few flowers, it hid itself last year. This is because a transplanted wildflower that has any sense, first gets the best root-hold it can to compete with competitors like grass. Before throwing up energy-expensive flowers. In year 2, they appear in whole rosettes of a few plants. They are, unarguably delightful.


And they keep going until October!


WHAT ELSE IS FLOWERING IN OUR MEADOWS IN THE EAST MIDLANDS?


  • Lawn Daisy

  • Red Campion

  • Ragged Robin

  • Common Poppy

We would normally see some other varieties like Bird's Foot Trefoil flowering by now, but it has been extremely dry, and many wildflowers have a built in mechanism that restricts growth in drought-like conditions. Plus they cannot physically grow if they have insufficient water, so it depends on the drought tolerance of the variety.



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