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Over 30 wild flowers, suitable for newcomers to wild flower growing. Create a flowering meadow or just a natural patch in the flower garden. Along with some of the prettiest wild flowers are nectar and food plants for bees, butterflies and other insects to make a haven for wildlife. Some plants flower the first summer, the rest in spring, summer or autumn the next year. Height: 20-150cm (8in-5ft). Average Height: 60cm (2ft). Contents include: Ladys Bedstraw, Meadow Buttercup, Corn Chamomile, Wild Clary, Cowslip, Crane's-Bill, Ox-eye Daisy, Foxglove, Harebell, Corn Marigold, Field Scabious, Teasel, Toadflax and many others. Please Note: Even though wild flowers they should not be scattered in the wild without the authorisation of your local Nature Conservation Trust.Sowing Info
Sow spring or autumn in a sunny, weed free site, preferably of low fertility, don't use fertiliser. Rake well to make a seed bed, mix the seed with 9 parts dry sand and sow evenly. Lightly rake in and firm the soil with the feet or a roller.Growing Info
Thin out seedlings carefully to 3cm (12in) apart and transplant thinnings carefully.Aftercare Info
Keep free of common garden weeds and grass.Flowering Period: Spring to Summer No of Seeds:1 €4.99
An attractive wild flower with bright pink flowers with raggedy petals. Hence it is often known as Ragged Robin, because, just like the bird, it stands out brightly at the start of summer. Plant in damp areas of the garden.
Height 25-100cm (10-40in)Sowing Info
Sow July-September in a coldframe, or direct in soil in autumn.
Sow seeds onto the surface of a good, free-draining, damp, seed compost. Cover with a very fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Place sown container in a coldframe or seal inside a polythene bag and place at a temperature of 15-21C (60-70F) until after germination which usually takes 21-30 days. Do not exclude light as this helps germination. Alternatively sow seeds in the autumn, direct into the soil where they are to grow. Seedlings can be thinned the following spring if necessary.Growing Info
Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into trays or 7.5cm (3in) pots. Gradually acclimatise young plants to cooler conditions for a few weeks before planting out the following spring, 3-45cm (12-18in) apart.Aftercare Info
Prefers damp, water retentive, even heavy soils, in full sun.Flowering Period: May to July No of Seeds:300 €3.69
Intense deep blue, 6cm (2½in) double powder-puff flowers.Sowing Info
Optimum Germination Temperature: 65-70F (18-20C). Sowing Depth: ¼in (6mm). Sowing Time: Sow March-april or August-September for overwintering. The seed should be sown outdoors where it is to flower in spring or autumn and thinned out to 12in (30cm) apart.Growing Info
Plant in full sun in ordinary garden soil.Flowering Period: Spring to early Summer No of Seeds:200 €3.49
A strong growing easy to raise shrub producing fragrant plumes during the summer which are much loved by butterflies. Saved from named varieties. Flowers summer.
Height & Spread: 8x 6ft (240x180cm).Sowing Info
Pre-chilling the seed before sowing by mixing it with a little damp compost, sealing it in a polythene bag and placing it in the fridge (not freezer) for 4 weeks can often help hasten germination. Sow from late winter to early summer in John Innes Seed Compost just covering the seed with compost. Make sure that the compost is moist but not wet and seal in a polythene bag until after germination which usually takes 20-30 days at 21-24C (70-75F).Growing Info
Transplant when large enough to handle into 8cm (3in) pots. Later plant out 2m (6ft) apart into any reasonable soil in full sun.Aftercare Info
To keep to a manageable size prune back each spring all previous years growth to 2-3in of old wood.Flowering Period: July to October No of Seeds:75 €3.49
Charming, large spikes of single, lilac and purple flowers are produced in the spring filling the air with their sweet and spicy evening fragrance. Sweet Rocket will also attract butterflies and other beneficial insects to your garden. Hardy Biennial - can be perennial in some soils.Sowing Info
Sow May to June, transplant in autumn. Sow seed outdoors in a spare piece of ground or nursery bed. Prepare the ground well and rake to a fine tilth before sowing 12mm (½in) deep, in rows 30cm (12in) apart. Thin out plants to 15-30cm (6-12in) apart to get plants large enough for transplanting in autumn.
Alternatively mix the seed with another annual wild flower and scatter thinly when sowing your wild flower border or meadow. Thin out as necessary. Plants will self seed in following years after flowering.Growing Info
Space the plants 3cm (12in) apart in full sun or part shade.Aftercare Info
In the autumn, carefully lift plants and re-plant into final planting positions, spaced 3cm (12in) apart. Plant in any ordinary soil in full sun.Flowering Period: SummerSummer No of Seeds:500 €3.49
Stunning magenta blooms, on slender stems, move in the slightest breeze adding style, grace and a touch of elegance to borders or wild meadows. Easy to grow in any position, quick to flower and ideal for the cottage or wild flower garden.
Height 60-90cm (24-36in).Sowing Info
Sow March to May outdoors where they are to flower. Prepare the ground well and rake to a fine tilth before sowing. Sow 12mm (½in) deep, in rows 30cm (12in) apart.
Alternatively, sow outdoors in late summer as above. Plants will develop and overwinter to make strong plants for flowering the following May/June.Growing Info
When large enough to handle, thin out seedlings to 3cm (12in) apart.Flowering Period: Summer No of Seeds:300 €3.49
A mixture of the cornfield weeds of yesterday plus other attractive wild flowers to provide a splash of colour in a difficult area or create a mini cornfield in your wildlife garden. In the vegetable garden they can provide colour and nectar to attract pollinating insects and predators. An excellent 'natural' edge to gravel paths and drives. Flowers summer. Height: 15-60cm (6-24in). Contents: White Campion, Charlock, Corn Chamomile, Corn Cockle, Cornflower, Field Forget-me-not, Corn Marigold, Scentless May Weed, Field Pansy, Wild Pansy, Field Poppy, Long-headed Poppy. Please Note: Even though wild flowers, they should not be scattered in the wild without the authorisation of your local Nature Conservation Trust. Caution: Poppy: All parts are poisonousSowing Info
Sow autumn or early spring in a sunny weed free soil that is low in fertility. Don't use fertiliser, rake well to make a seed bed and sprinkle the seed mixed with a little dry sand. Lightly rake and firm the soil with your feet and water thoroughly.Growing Info
Keep well watered and weed free and thin out to 2cm (8in) apart.Aftercare Info
In autumn, after seed has been shed, clean up site, rake well, firm and water thoroughly, this will ensure flowering next year.Flowering Period: August to November No of Seeds:1 €4.99
A familiar sight in early summer growing wild in shady places in Britain Its tall spires of drooping rose purple flowers will grace any garden in sun of part shade. Very easy.Sowing Info
Sow in late spring early summer outdoors in a well prepared seed bed. Sow the seeds very thinly 1.5mm (1/16in) deep in drills 30cm (12in) apart, keep the soil damp until germination takes place and thin out the seedlings to 15cm (6in) apart when large enough to handle.Growing Info
Transplant 6cm (24in) apart into flowering site in the autumn for flowering the following year.Aftercare Info
They will grow in most soils and prefer part shade.Flowering Period: Mid Summer No of Seeds:3000 €3.69
Experience long. hot summer days whatever the weather with this vivid mix of Mediterranean-style plants, guaranteed to give you that holiday feeling. Hassle-free and easy to grow, sow direct outdoors in the garden. An exciting mix. Perfect bed and border filler; sow seed in drifts.
Subject to availability, packet contains mix of the following; Antirrhinum, Asperula,Bupleurum, Calendula, Centaurea, Chrysanthemum, Cladanthus, Convolvulus, Delphinium, Echium, Fedia, Iberis, Lavatera, Legousia. Linaria, Linum, Lobularia, Lonas, Maiva, Nigeila, Papaver, Reseda, Roemeria, Siiene, Viscaria.Sowing Info
Sow March to May outdoors where they are to flower once the soil has warmed. Prepare the ground well and rake to a fine tilth before sowing. Sprinkle the seed thinly over the surface, then rake lightly to ensure seed is just covered. Alternatively, sow 1.5mm (1/16 inch) deep in drills, 30cm (12 inches) apart. Germination usually takes 14-21 days.Growing Info
As seedlings germinate, carefully thin out any that are too close together with a trowel and replant elsewhere. Regular removal of spent flowers will encourage further blooming.Aftercare Info
Prefers any ordinary, well-drained soil in full sunFlowering Period: Summer No of Seeds:1.5 €4.99
The Ox-Eye Daisy is a familiar, native wildflower seen in many fields, roadside verges, railways and alongside riverbanks. Attractive, silvery-white blooms with golden-yellow 'eyes' are produced from June to August each year. Excellent for borders or wildflower meadows.
Height 45-60cm (18-24in).Sowing Info
Sow February to June onto the surface of a good, free-draining, damp, seed compost. Cover with a very fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Place sown container in a propagator or seal container inside a polythene bag at a temperature of 15-20C (59-68F) until after germination which usually takes 10-14 days. Do not exclude light as this helps germination.Growing Info
Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into trays or 7.5cm (3in) pots. Gradually acclimatise young plants to cooler conditions for a few weeks before planting out after all risk of frost, 3-45cm (12-18in) apart.Aftercare Info
Prefers any ordinary soil in full sun.Flowering Period: June to August No of Seeds:600 €3.49
Tall, striking, thistle-like plants with serrated leaves and large spiny flower heads. A valuable source of nectar for bees and butterflies, as well as attracting many seed-eating birds to your garden or wild flower meadow. Makes attractive, dried, cut flowers.Sowing Info
Sow February to June onto the surface of a good, free-draining, damp, seed compost. Cover with a very fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Place sown container in a propagator or seal container inside a polythene bag at a temperature of 15-20C (59-68F) until after germination which usually takes 1-3 months. Do not exclude light as this helps germination.Growing Info
Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into trays or 7.5cm (3in) pots. Gradually acclimatise young plants to cooler conditions for a few weeks before planting out after all risk of frost, 3-45cm (12-18in) apart.Flowering Period: Produces teasels in autumnProduces teasels in autumn No of Seeds:100 €3.49
Attractive, bright yellow flowers once commonly seen in cornfields across the British Isles. Nowadays they are only occasionally seen on waste ground, but you can change this by adding these to your wild garden.
NOTE: Other varieties illustrated not included.
Height:45-60cm (18-24 inches).Sowing Info
Sow outdoors where they are to flower. Prepare the ground well and rake to a fine tilth before sowing. Sow 6mm (¼in) deep, in rows 30cm (12in) apart.Growing Info
When large enough to handle, thin out seedlings to 15cm (6in) apart.Flowering Period: Summer No of Seeds:200 €3.49
The famous meadow and hedge row plant of simple beauty. Fragrant lemon yellow pendulous blooms. Easy to grow in sun or part shade. Flowers spring. Height 23cm (9in).
Contact with the leaves may cause skin allergy to some people with sensitive skins.Sowing Info
Sow late winter onwards in good seed compost. Sow seed on surface of compost and gently firm. Seal in a polythene bag or cover with a piece of glass and place in a shady spot but do not exclude light which is beneficial for germination. Keep the soil damp but not wet. Germination usually takes 10-15 days at 15-18°C (60-65°F), higher temperatures can prevent germination.Growing Info
Transplant when large enough to handle in 7.5cm (3in) pots. Grow cool and fairly moist and later plant out 23cm (9in) apart in good soil, sun or part shade.Aftercare Info
GERMINATION SKILL GUIDE: Some experience useful.Flowering Period: Spring No of Seeds:150 €3.49