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Many new wild flowers start to flower this month and most of the flowers from last month will continue - some of them all summer long. Primroses, Oxlips, Bluebells, Cuckoo Pint, Snowflakes, Star of Bethlehem and Snakeshead Fritillaries will probably have finished by now.
Dry Bulbs will be available later in the summer and autumn 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 June 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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