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Yellow Rattle. Increase Species Diversity

Yellow Rattle. Increase Species Diversity

Yellow rattle is an attractive, semi‐parasitic, grassland annual. In the past this plant was a serious pest for farmers as it weakens grasses and as a result can reduce hay yields by as much as 50%. In a landscape or garden context however, this suppression of grass...
Nursery for British Wildflowers

Nursery for British Wildflowers

This month we thought we would show you a small gallery of our wildflower nurseries. The providence of our wildflowers is very important to us at Grass and Flower. To ensure the authenticity of our seeds and plants we go to great measures at every stage of the growing...
Ground Preparation for Wildflowers

Ground Preparation for Wildflowers

Wildflowers, the name suggests that they might grow anywhere, under almost all conditions. To an extent this is true. However, the success of individual varieties of wildflower does depend on the conditions. The type of soil, the mount of rainfall and the hours of...
Plant a Tree. Protect a Hedgerow

Plant a Tree. Protect a Hedgerow

The Queen’s platinum jubilee is bringing with it several initiatives. 70 years on the throne, the longest by any British or English monarch ever and the fourth longest of any monarch of any nation ever. [If you are interested the longest was Louis XIV at 72 years and...
Plant a Tree. Protect a Hedgerow

UK Hedgerows

Our UK hedgerows have never been more important to us. Did you know that hedgerows are not only home to plants and flowers? Many animals and insects also call our hedgerows home. It may surprise you, but in your local hedgerow, you may find field mice, bats and...