How to plant a wild flower meadow


How to plant a wild flower meadow

An easy to use guide by the RHS describing in simple terms meadow types, how to plant a meadow and when to plant a meadow.

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Plant list of our Common survey 2007/2008


For those of you that really like the fine detail here’s an updated list of the flowering plants found on our common by Linda Wordsworth in 2007/8. Annuals & Perennials 1 Achilea millefolium – Yarrow 2 Aegopodium podograria – Ground elder 3 Alliaria petiolata – Garlic Mustard 4 Allium vineale – Crow garlic 5 Aquilegia … Continue reading

Britain in Bloom

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I’ve just received the cornfield annual mix of seeds for the Britain in Bloom event ‘Wild about Wildflowers 2012’ The seeds have been sourced from the environment charity Landlife and include Corncockle, Cornflower, Corn Marigold, Corn Poppy and Corn Chamomile. The site’s chosen although it still needs to be prepared but fingers crossed all should … Continue reading

Just a bit of grass……………….

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I recently received a plant list from Linda Wordsworth who had undertaken a plant survey of our local common in 2007/8. Our local common looks for most of the year (to the untrained eye) like a standard expanse of mowed grass. Linda spent much of her time as a child documenting plants around the edges … Continue reading

Why Plant a Meadow?


There is nothing more beautiful than a natural meadow alive with the buzzing, humming sound of busy bees and pretty butterflies and moths. In a relatively small space you’ll find a huge variety of insects feeding off the nectar that a wild flower meadow provides as part of our natural eco system.  And it really … Continue reading