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We understand that many customers want to incorporate wildflowers into their garden, but find the choice a little overwhelming.

The easiest way to consider this question, is to group wildflower varieties by their preferred habitat. 

There are essentially three considerations. How much sun does your intended site get? What is the soil type and how dry/wet is it? Then lastly, what is the look you are trying to create?

You will immediately notice that some varieties of wildflower appear in more than one section. This is because they are good all-rounders, coping with most conditions and aspects.

PLEASE NOTE - IF YOU CLICK ON ANY VARIETY IN OUR SHOP, YOU GET A MORE DETAILED KEY OF PREFERRED CONDITIONS.

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WILDFLOWER MEADOW

Full sun, or mostly sun required.

Any soil can work, but thin well drained soils work best.

Our super-plugs can be planted straight into bare-earth alongside the sowing of meadow-grass seed.
Alternatively, they are robust enough to be planted into cut paddock/lawn/wild grassed areas, to be left wild as a meadow (Autumn cut required)

SUITABLE WILDFLOWERS

Agrimony

Betony

Bird's Foot Trefoil

Common Knapweed

Common Sorrel

Cowslip

Field Scabious

Fox and Cubs

Harebell

Lady's Bedstraw

Meadow Cranesbill

Musk Mallow

Oxeye Daisy

Red Clover

Sainfoin

Self Heal

Viper's Bugloss

White Campion

Wild Chicory

Yarrow

Yellow Rattle

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FLOWERING LAWN

Full sun, or mostly sun required. Any soil that is suitable for a mown lawn.

Some of our super-plugs, can be planted straight into an existing lawn, with the intention of leaving it 'rough' to flower profusely periodically.
(Cut every 10-28 days - reflowers within 3 days)

SUITABLE WILDFLOWERS

Bird's Foot Trefoil

Common Sorrel

Cowslip

Fox and Cubs

Lady's Bedstraw

Lawn Daisy (pictured)

Red Clover

Sainfoin

Self Heal

Yarrow

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SHADY SPOT

We sell a number of varieties that will cope with reduced sun, or even barely any at all.

Our super-plugs can be planted straight into bare-earth, borders, or grassland in light to moderate shade, such as around trees, woodland-edge, or shaded corner.

SUITABLE WILDFLOWERS

Bluebell, English

Foxglove

Hemp Agrimony

Jacobs Ladder

Lawn Daisy

Lilly of the Valley

Meadowsweet 

Nettle-leafed Bellflower

Primrose

Red Campion (pictured)

White Campion

Wild Tulip

Wood Anemone

Yarrow

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DAMP SPOT/POND EDGE

Contact us to discuss a collection - we even make wildlife ponds and bogs and will plant them for you!

All of these varieties need moisture retentive soil. Some prefer wet/pond edge.

SUITABLE WILDFLOWERS

Meadowsweet

Purple Loosestrife (pictured)

Ragged Robin

Yellow Flag Iris

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GRAVEL MEADOW/VERY DRY SITE

These varieties cope well with drought once established, and need very well drained sites.

If you have areas of gravel that sitting on top of soil (not concrete), had you ever considered plugging in wildflowers for an instant gravel meadow? Our super-plugs are big enough to establish quickly. Water weekly in summer. Cut down each Autumn.


Agrimony

Bird's Foot Trefoil

Common Knapweed

Harebell

Lady's Bedstraw

Lawn Daisy

Musk Mallow

Oxeye Daisy

Self Heal

Viper's Bugloss

Wild Chicory

Yarrow


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POTS AND BASKETS

Almost all of our varieties work in raised beds and borders, but the below ones are small container specialists.

Our super-plugs are as big if not bigger than nursery plugs, and create an instant year round feature planted into standard compost. Keep watered (daily in hot weather) all year. Cut back each autumn.

SUITABLE WILDFLOWERS

Bird's Foot Trefoil

Cowslip

Bluebell, English

Fox and Cubs

Harebell

Lady's Bedstraw

Lawn Daisy

Musk Mallow

Oxeye Daisy

Sainfoin

Self Heal

Wild Tulip

Wood Anemone

Yarrow

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