End of season bulb clearance now on with special offers on Bluebells, Snowdrops and Wood Anemones. Please click here for more details.
Everything you wanted to know about Horseshoe Vetch Seeds
Horseshoe Vetch –hippocrepis comosa
grows best in light well-drained grassland and is suited to chalk and limestone soils on sites where there is plenty of sunlight. Plants host a wide range of insect life such as Bees, Butterflies and Caterpillars. Horseshoe Vetch is a very important plant for breeding butterflies, attracting a variety of species in the wild, such as the Adonis Blue, Chalkhill Blue, Silver-Studded Blue and Dingy Skipper, all of which will lay their eggs on the plant. Read more
A nice photograph showing Wild Daffodils flowering in a wood near Kendal, kindly sent to us by Pip Hall.
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Snowdrops in February sunshine
With spring rapidly approaching there are still a couple of weeks left to buy Snowdrops in the green.
Early flowering bulbs such as Snowdrops provide a vital source of nectar and pollen for insects such as bees as they emerge from hibernation on warmer late winter days. The video below was filmed on 17th February 2017 and Read more
With spring fast approaching, we have added some interesting new varieties to our range of individual wildflower seeds for 2017. These include:
Many of these varieties will provide a vital source of nectar for Bees and other wildlife. Please click the links above to discover how these plants can be introduced into wildflower gardens and other habitats.
To view our full range of over 160 individual wildflower seeds please click here.
Dandelion –Taraxacum officinale
is a familiar garden plant and and sadly often considered a weed in many a garden lawn. However Dandelions are a valuable plant for wildlife and useful for a mini-meadow or flowering lawn where the bright yellow flowers provide an important nectar source for bees early in the season. Read more
Oxeye Daisy seeds
Oxeye Daisy- Leucanthemum vulgare
sometimes known as the Moon daisy this is a familiar wildflower of meadows and roadsides. It is an excellent general-purpose meadow plant, being well suited to all wide variety of soils and look best growing in full sun, but can also be grown in dappled shade. Read more
We now have stock of fresh Yellow Rattle seeds, harvested in July 2016. Yellow Rattle seeds can be sown anytime between August and December and will help to suppress grass growth next season. This can reduce the amount of cutting that will be needed and create ideal conditions for colonization or introduction of native wildflowers. To order fresh Yellow Rattle seeds please click here.
August sees the first signs of autumn with the first migrant birds departing our shores. One of the first and more obvious garden birds to leave are swifts and by the middle of the month most birds will have gone, their screaming calls no longer filling the air on warm summer evenings. Read more