Mixed trays of plugs and pots are always in stock. Where a particular species is unavailable within the listed mix we may replace that with another suitable one.
We try to keep our stock levels as accurate as possible and plants that are out of stock will be marked as such but as we sell plants through several different avenues we may sell out inadvertently. In this case we will inform you and offer you an alternate.
We are not listed as organic by the Soil Association but we do follow the same principles of growing. We do not use any pesticides on our crop and rely on natural predators and also biological pest control across the nursery.
Yes, there is a care sheet available here:
Yes we do.
We sell yellow rattle seed by the gram and it is available here: http://www.wildflowers.uk/yellow-rattle-c2x17864893
Best to sow onto prepared grass in Autumn at a rate of 1g per square metre.
Prepare the grass by cutting as short as possible and scarifying to expose the roots. Then sow and trample the seed underfoot. The rattle will then germinate onto the grass and flower in February.
We do ship to the Republic of Ireland and most of Europe. This is not, however, available from our online shop so please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your requirements and we will be pleased to provide a quote.
Generally we advise 5 plugs per square metre of planting but this varies slightly depending on the area. For green roofing and reed beds it is more like 20 or more. If you are planting in your garden then allow that one of our mixed trays of 104 plugs will cover 20 square metres.
Wildflowers prefer unimproved soils so do not add any mulches or fertilizers to the area you want to plant. If they are going into existing grass then try and cut it quite low to allow the plugs to compete. If the grass is particularly vigorous you could consider sowing on some yellow rattle seed at the same time to help retard the growth.
Yes, if you wait until the flowering has completed and seed set you can then cut the lawn and the flowers.
With bare soil it is easier to plant plugs first and then oversow with grass seed. The choice of plugs would depend on the soil type and aspect of the site.
We have many customers who live in the Channel Islands or the Scottish Islands and we are able to deliver to those areas. There is a cost implication as our carrier charges extra to do this. If you select your area during checkout you will see the costs then. Alternatively you can look at our shipping page for more information.
it is only really necessary to cut the lawn back when you are ready to plant the plugs. You can put them in the ground in either Autumn or Spring. In fact they can be planted all year round but you may have to look after them more over the hottest weeks.
You can plant at anytime of the year except when the ground is unsuitable through snow or water logging. Traditionally we recommend between February and June or September to Early November.
We would recommend 1g of seed minimum per square metre, possibly up to 5g.
Rabbits are a particular pest when it comes to eating plants so you could try planting species they find less appealing. However in times of hardship such as winter or drought they will eat pretty much anything! We have a list of plants that rabbits do not really like and it is published in our catalogue that you can download from the front of this site or send us an email and we will pop a copy in the post.
A plug is a small developed plant (not a seedling) that is 55cc in volume:
A Pot is a 9cm square containing a full half litre. These plants are very well established.
You can plant the plugs all year round unless the ground is frozen or waterlogged.
As our snowdrops come in established pots the best time to plant them is just after they have finished flowering in late Spring. This is typically at the end of April/Early May.
All the plants we sell are grown here on our nursery in Norfolk. The seed used is from our own stock plants and the original seed source is known in accordance with the Flora Locale code of practice. If you need more information about our plant provenance then please contact us.