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Garden Birds Mix

Plants in this selection will attract birds to your garden by offering seeds or nesting materials. Birds also like the insects that hide on these plants.

Agrimony
Birds Foot Trefoil
Crested Dogstail
Lesser Knapweed
Lessser Stitchwort
Hedgerow Cranesbill
Small Scabious
SorrelTeasel
Wild Carrot
Wild Clary
Wood Avens
Yarrow
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Regular Price: £58.25

Special Price: £29.00

Regular Price: £58.25

Special Price: £29.00

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Mixed Tray of Wildflower Plug Plants

These plants are available between March and October and you can plant between these times as long as you water and look after accordingly.

When you are trying to attract a good variety of birds - it's a really good idea to plant some wildflowers. Here we select different plants to attract birds (and some small mammals). Please note this selection can vary but here's an idea of what a typical species selection would include: Agrimony, Birds Foot Trefoil, Crested Dogstail, Deptford Pink, Lesser Knapweed, Lesser Stitchwort, Hedgerow Cranesbill, Rough Hawkbit, Small Scabious, Sorrel, Teasel, Wood Avens, Yarrow.

This really is a Wildflower Planting Made Easy……

We will select the plants for your depending on what you want to achieve, and your soil type and conditions. Each species in the tray will be labelled and plug are ready for planting out. (6cm deep and 4cm diameter with established root system)

How Many Plants Do I Need?

We usually plant about 5 plugs per square metre (although obviously you can plant them closer together if you want to). On this basis one mixed tray will cover 20 m2. Planting in clumps of the same species usually looks best in swathes.

Can I Plant into Grass

You most certainly can’t sow wildflower seed into Grass - it just wont work but you can plant wildflower plugs into grass. Cut the grass as low as you can get it.

If there is a ‘thatch’ then scarify it (you need to get the plugs into contact with the soil) You don’t usually need to kill the grass before you plant it, although very modern vigorous grass seed may need a good seeing to first! If your lawn was laid pre 1970, tis is perfect.

Planting into Bare Soil

Ideally you will be planting into prepared bare soil, and if this is the case a very easy way of making it effective wildflower meadow very quickly is to plant your plugs and scatter our cornfield mix on the area, along with a few different species of wildflower in pots. This will give you a good show in the first year and then the annuals will die out as your perennial plugs take hold.

When shall I Plant?

You can plant plugs all year round but best to avoid the extremes of summer and winter. Ideally the ground needs to be cool and damp so ideally plan to plant September, October, March, April, May, June.

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