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Water Avens
Water Avens

Clustered Bellflower
Clustered Bellflower

Bluebell
Bluebell


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Salad Burnet
Salad Burnet

Meadow Buttercup
Meadow Buttercup

Bladder Campion
Bladder Campion

Red Campion
Red Campion

White Campion
White Campion

Gtr Celandine
Gtr Celandine

Red Clover
Red Clover

White Clover
White Clover

Columbine
Columbine

Corncockle
Corncockle

Cornflower
Cornflower

Corn Chamomile
Corn Chamomile

Corn Marigold
Corn Marigold


Comfrey

 Wild Flower Calendar
May 

So many wild flowers start to flower this month that it would be impossible to list them all!  The Cornfield Annuals (Field Poppy, Cornflower, Corncockle, Corn Chamomile & Corn Marigold) begin and will continue to flower all summer long with many other wild flowers in fields, hedgerows and woods.  

Most of the flowers from last month will continue this month although Primroses, Oxlips, Bluebells, Cuckoo Pint and Snakeshead Fritillaries will be finishing as the month draws on.  

Ramsons, Wild Daffodils, Lesser Celandines, Bluebells, Snakeshead Fritillaries, Snowflakes and Wood Anemones will be available 'In the Green'  in late January along with many other native bulbs.  Dry bulbs will be available later in the summer although there will be a facility on our web pages to pre-order them in July. Click here to look at our Native Bulb Pages  for more details.

Meadow Mixes for creating a Wild Flower Meadow can still be sown early this month as long as the seeds/seedlings aren't allowed to dry out.  Meadow mixes can be sown in the autumn (August to October) or Spring (February to May), but on heavy clay soils it is be best to sow in Spring as water-logging may cause some seed/seedlings to rot during the Winter.

Perennial Wild Flower Seeds which are best sown in Spring can be still be sown early this month.  Some wild flower seeds will germinate easily, but others can take longer.  This is one of the most economic and easiest ways to establish wild flowers in your garden.  Try one of our 
Seed Collections
which contain a mix of seeds for specific locations, soil types or to attract wildlife eg Honey & Bumble Bee, Butterfly or Bird Mixes.

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.

Here are some May 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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Ramsons
 Ramsons

Scarlet Pimpernel
Scarlet Pimpernel

Sheep's Bit
Sheep's Bit Scabious

Snakeshead Fritillary
Snakeshead Fritillary

Sorrel
Sorrel


Lesser Spearwort

Gtr Stitchwort
Gtr Stitchwort

Lesser Stitchwort
Lssr Stitchwort

Wild Strawberry
Wild Strawberry

Thrift
Thrift

Common Vetch
Common Vetch

Horseshoe Vetch
Horseshoe Vetch

Kidney Vetch
Kidney Vetch


Marsh Violet


Water Cress


Wood Sorrel

Yellow Flag
Yellow Flag

Yellow Rattle
Yellow Rattle

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