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777Mawnan Smith, Falmouth, Cornwall01326 250 258www.carwinion.co.ukTR11 5JAOpen until Sep (see website for details), daily, 10am-5.30pm. Adults/OAPs £5, under-16s free. Single discount with card: 25%.parking,toilets,part-disabled,plants,refreshments,dogs,public-transport
718School Road, South Walsham, Norwich, Norfolk01603 270 449www.fairhavengarden.co.ukNR13 6DZOpen all year, daily, 10am-5pm or dusk (until 9pm Wed in May-Aug). Adults £6, OAPs £5.50, children (5-16) £3.50. Card valid for whole property. parking,toilets,full-disabled,plants,refres...
730Nuneham Courtenay, Oxfordshire01865 341 576www.harcourt-arboretum.ox.ac.ukOX44 9PXOpen all year: 1 Mar-30 Nov, daily, 10am-5pm (until 4pm in Nov); 1 Dec-end Feb, Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm. Adults £4.50, OAPs £3, accompanied under- 19s (in full-time education) free.parking,toilets,part...
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wildflowers are becoming endangered, thanks to modern farming methods and the loss of hedgerows and woods. Species are even becoming extinct, with the beautiful ghost orchid being the latest in a long line of native plants to have disappeared from our
. and help would be valued thanks Mixed wildflower seed packs are fab, try getting the native British mixes if you can. Buddleia?
the prepared area in autumn but you can buy yellow rattle as plug plants in april. Yellow rattle is a parasitic plant on grass and will help to create areas for other plants to grow. Find a supplier of wildflower plants and seeds on line; the list of native
will struggle to compete with the existing grass. If you want to do the seed thing then you'll need to dig out the grass and prepare the soil as you would for planting any seeds. There are a few good websites where you can buy native wild flowers as either
-mixes/cornfield-annual-seed-mixes.html or http://www.naturescape.co.uk/acatalog/british_native_wildflower_seeds_100__pure_meadow_mixes.html This is a lovely wildflower meadow we saw in August last year in a garden in Helmsley, N. Yorkshire. Whatever mix you use, it's worth making sure (or
and shade for the moss....my lawn is about 40% moss and in those areas violets and fox and cubs thrive. You'll need to find the right wildflowers for those conditions (perhaps ragged robin and native ferns too), mine just appeared! Thank you. Still