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Aaron's Rod
Aaron's Rod

Agrimony
Agrimony

Water Avens
Water Avens

Wood Avens
Wood Avens

Wild Basil
Wild Basil

Lady's Bedstraw
Lady's Bedstraw

Salad Burnet
Salad Burnet

Gt Burnet
Great Burnet

Burnet Saxifage
Burnet-Saxifrage

BFT Lssr
Lssr Bird's Foot Trefoil

BFT Gtr
Gtr Bird's Foot Trefoil

Brooklime
Brooklime

Meadow Buttercup
Meadow Buttercup

Bladder Campion
Bladder Campion

Red Campion
Red Campion

Sea Campion
Sea Campion

White Campion
White Campion

Wild Carrot
Wild Carrot

Catsear
Common Catsear

Chicory
Chicory

Hoary Cinquefoil
Hoary Cinquefoil

Wild Clematis
Wild Clematis

Red Clover
Red Clover

Sulphur Clover
Sulphur Clover

White Clover
White Clover


Comfrey

Wild Flower Calendar
July

Fresh Yellow Rattle Seed available - Fresh Yellow Rattle seed will be sent out from the end of July/beginning of August.  Fresh seed has a higher success rate than seed which has been dried for longer. Yellow Rattle is a useful plant to introduce when creating a wild flower meadow.  It is semi-parasitic on the roots of plants, especially grasses, & once established will reduce the vigour of the original grass by up to 50%. 

Many of the flowers from last month will continue - some of them all summer long.  Here are some July Wild Flowers that we currently stock seeds for - and depending on the time of year, plugs and bulbs.  Click on the photograph to buy seeds and  where plugs are also available they will be indicated on the seed catalogue pages.  

Dry Bulbs will be available from late August onwards and 'in the green' Bulbs from January next year, but there is a facility to pre-order them on our web pages under Native Bulbs.  

Late Spring/early Summer is usually considered the best time to establish Pond Marginal plants when the water temperature is rising - they will establish more quickly and successfully then.  For more information on creating a native Wildlife Pond, click here.  

Warmer weather can lead to a growth of algae and blanket weed in your pond as the temperature of the water starts to rise and before the other plants in the pond have re-established after the Winter.  It will usually clear up within a few weeks, but if not, barley straw can be used to inhibit the growth of algae while the pond finds a natural balance see our Pond Pads which are made from barley straw and release natural compounds which inhibit the growth of algae in the pond water for about six months giving the pond a chance to establish a balance.  For more information on Algae & Blanket Weed Control, click here.

Biennial Wild Flower Seeds to flower next year can be sown now, but ensure that the seeds/seedlings are not allowed to dry out over the Summer eg Evening Primrose, Foxglove, Teasel.

Here are some July Wild Flowers that we currently stock seeds, plug plants or bulbs for.  Click on the photograph to buy seeds and  where plugs are also available they will be indicated on the seed catalogue pages.   

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Ragged Robin
Ragged Robin

Restharrow
Restharrow

Samphire
Rock Samphire

Selfheal
Selfheal

Field Scabious
Field Scabious

Devil's Bit
Devil's Bit Scabious

Small Scabious
Small Scabious

Sheep's Bit
Sheep's Bit Scabious

Sneezewort
Sneezewort

Soapwort
Soapwort

Wild Strawberry
Wild Strawberry

Teasel
Teasel

Wild Thyme
Wild Thyme

Tansy
Tansy

Thrift
Thrift

Purple Toadflax
Purple Toadflax

Toadflax
Yellow Toadflax

Rosebay Willowherb
Rosebay WIllowherb

Common Valerian
Common Valerian

Tufted Vetch
Tufted Vetch

Viper's Bugloss
Viper's Bugloss

Yarrow
Yarrow

Yellow Flag
Yellow Flag Iris

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