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Agrimony, Common (Agrimonia eupatoria) Plant

  • Perennial. A good meadow plant with decorative leaves and spikes of star-shaped yellow flowers.
  • Attracts bees and other insects.
  • Flowers: July to September
  • Requires: Sun and well-drained soil.
  • Height: 30-60cm

    Agrimony, Hemp (Eupatorium cannabinum) Plant

    • Perennial. A tall stately plant with masses of white-pink flowers, an excellent butterfly plant attracting large numbers in late summer. 
    • Flower: July - September
    • Requires: Damp, riverbanks, pond margins
    • Height: 60-120 cm

    Angelica, Wild(Angelica sylvestris) Plant

    • Perennial. Tall hairless plant can grow to 2m, large leaves
    • Stems hollow and purplish , flowers white or pink
    • Flowers: July - September
    • Requires: Damp meadows, wet woodlands, fenland
    • Height: Up to 2m

    Avens, Water (Geum rivale) Plant

  • Perennial. Pink drooping flowers with purple sepals.
  • Flowers: April - June.
  • Requires: From sun to deep shade. Likes damp places.
  • Height: 30cm.

    Avens, Wood (Geum urbanum) Plant

  • Perennial. Small yellow flowers followed by burr-like seed heads.
  • Flowers: June onwards.
  • Requires: Deep shade.
  • Height: 30-60cm.

    Basil, Wild (Clinopodium vulgare) Plant

    • Perennial. Downy and faintly aromatic with whirls of pinkish purple, Good bee plant.
    • Flowers: March - May
    • Requires: Part/full shade
    • Height: 30-60cm

    Bedstraw, Hedge (Galium mollugo) Plant

    • Perennial.Small, white starry flowers, best clambering up hedges or shrubs. Sweetly scented.
    • Flowers: July to August
    • Requires: Well drained, dry soil
    • Height: 30-60 cm. 

    Bedstraw, Lady's (Galium verum) Plant

  • Perennial. Used in victorian times to scent bedding.
  • Delicately whorled leaves and bright golden
  • Beautiful sweet scent in high summer.
  • Flowers: July onwards.
  • Requires: Sun and well-drained soil.
  • Height: 15-30cm.

    Bellflower, Clustered (Campanula glomerata) Plant

    • Perennial. Flowers in dense cluster at end of stem, violet-blue.
    • Flowers: June-September
    • Requires: Dry Grassland/meadow, edge of woods
    • Height: 40 - 50 cms

    Bellflower, Nettle-leaved (Campanula trachelium) Plant

  • Perennial. Lower leaves resemble nettle leaves, flowers droop from the top.
  • Flowers: July - September.
  • Requires: Open deciduous woods, scrub and hedgerows.
  • Height: can grow to 1m tall.

    Betony (Stachys officinalis) Plant

    • Perennial
    • Attractive leaves and many stems smothered in brilliant reddish-purple flowers
    • Adored by bees
    • Flowers: June onwards
    • Requires: Well drained sunny
    • Height: 30cm

    Bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) Plants

  • A favourite spring flower favouring shade and damp. Will take a number of years to flower from seed.
  • Fragrant blue-violet flowers from April to June.
  • Good in woodland in association with Red Campion and Greater Stitchwort.
  • Requires light shade.
  • Height: 30-60cm.
  • Plug plants are dormant most of the year.

    Borage (Borago officinalis) Plant

  • A stout, roughly hairy annual, has bright blue flowers.
  • Much loved by the bees!
  • Flowers: June on.
  • Requires: Sun
  • Height: 30 - 60 cm.

    Burnet, Great (Sanguisorba officinalis) Plant

  • Perennial. An unusual plant with distinctive reddish - purple oblong "knobs".
  • Looks good with Dark Mullein.
  • Flowers: June to Sept.
  • Requires: Damp sun
  • Height: 45 - 90cm.

    Burnet, Salad (Sanguisorba minor) Plant

    • Perennial. An attractive rosette of leaves which smell of cucumber when crushed.
    • Unusual purple tinged flowers.
    • Flowers: May-August
    • Requires: Sun
    • Height: 30cm.
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    Buttercup, Bulbous (Ranunculus bulbosus) Plant

  • Perennial. A bulbous rootstock with glossy yellow flowers, good for the sunny wild garden.
  • Flowers: March to June
  • Requires: Sunny, Free drained soil.
  • Height: 30-45cm

    Buttercup, Meadow (Ranunculus acris) Plant

    • Perennial. The tallest and most graceful of all the buttercups.
    • Glossy yellow flowers, superb growing in association with Ragged Robin.
    • Flowers: May - September
    • Requires: Damp sun.
    • Height: 30-90cm

    Campion, Bladder (Silene vulgaris) Plant

    • Perennial. An unusual plant with white, slightly drooping flowers above a purplish veined bladder.
    • A nectar plant for butterflies.
    • Flowers: June-August.
    • Requires: well drained soil and full sun
    • Height: 22-40cm.

    Campion, Red (Silene dioica) Plant

    • Perennial. A lovely specimen to brighten hedgerows, meadows and shady spots in the garden.
    • Bright rose-pink flowers
    • Flowers: April - September
    • Requires: Part shade
    • Height: 30-60cm

    Campion, Sea (Silene maritima) Plant

  • Perennial. Solitary white flowers with a net veined 'bladder' and thick waxy leaves Ideal for a rockery.
  • Flowers: June-August.
  • Requires: Sun and well-drained soil.
  • Height: 15cm

    Campion, White (Silene alba) Plant

    • Perennial, pure white flowers.
    • Often growing on the edge of cornfields, hedgerows and waste ground.
    • Flowers: May - October
    • Requires: Sun
    • Height: To about 1m

    Carrot, Wild (Daucus carota) Plant

    • Biennial with white umbelliferous flowers with a pink tinge.
    • Good for drying.
    • Looks good growing with scabious.
    • Flowers: June - October
    • Requires: Sun/well-drained soil.
    • Height: 30-40cm

    Cat's-ear, Common (Hypochaeris radicata) Plant

    • Perennial. A good meadow component with rich yellow flowers and dandelion-like seed heads
    • Flowers: May to September
    • Requires: Sun/Part shade
    • Height: 30-45cm

    Catchfly, Nottingham (Silene nutans) Plant

  • Drooping white, dainty night scented flowers. Attractive to moths
  • Flowers: May to July
  • Requires: Dry place in the sun  
  • Height: 25 - 60cm

    Chamomile, Corn (Anthemis arvensis) Plant

  • Annual. Produces white, 'daisy' fragrant flowers.
  • Flowers: May-July.
  • Requires: Sun.
  • Height: 30 cm.

    Chamomile, Lawn (Anthemis nobilis) Plant


    • A pleasantly aromatic plant with small, white, daisy-like flowers
    • Can be used as ground cover and does look a lot like a grass lawn 
    • Flowers: June-August
    • Requires: Sunny position with well-drained soil
    • Height: 10-20cm, plant 10cm apart (75 plugs/m2)

    Chicory (Cichorium intybus) Plant

  • Dainty clear blue, star-like flowers. Grow up against a wall or fence for best effect
  • Flowers: June onwards
  • Requires: Grows in most soils
  • Height: 30 - 90cm

    Clary, Meadow (Salvia pratensis) Plant

    • Perennial. Soft hairy plant to about 1m with violet-blue flowers.
    • Flowers: May - August
    • Requires: Dry Grassland, Hay meadows, grassy paths
    • Height: 80 - 100 cm 

    Clover, Wild Red (Trifolium pratense) Plant

  • Perennial. Trefoil leaves and pinkish-red clover rounded flower heads.
  • Essential component of the spring meadow.
  • Flowers: May - September.
  • Requires: Sun and well-drained soil.
  • Height: 10-45cm.

    Clover, Wild White (Trifolium repens) Plant

    • Perennial. Evergreen creeping plant, 3-lobed leaves. White flowers, 10mm, smelling faintly of honey. Found in garden lawns - will stay greener during drought conditions.
    • Attracts bees and other insects when in flower
    • Flowers: May - September.
    • Requires: Found in all types of grassland, lawns, waste ground, footpaths.
    • Height: 10-20cm, but will adapt to being cut short in a lawn. 

    Columbine (Aquilegia vulgaris) Plant

    • Perennial. Long stalked with long-spurred blue-violet flowers.
    • Flowers: June - July.
    • Requires: Woodland edges and roadsides, damp woods, dry and damp grasslands.
    • Height: to about 60cm 

    Cowslip (Primula veris) Plant

    • Perennial. Flowers scented 10-15mm, clustered on a long, leafless stem.
    • Deep yellow with orange markings in centre.
    • Flowers: April - May.
    • Requires: Dry Grassland & scrubland, not acid soils.
    • Height: 15 - 30cm.

    Cranesbill, Hedge (Geranium pyrenaecium) Plant

    • Mauvish/Pink flower form on evergreen leaves. A showy, versatile plant .
    • Flowers: May onwards
    • Requires: Sun or part shade. Likes well drained soils
    • Height: 22-45cm.

    Cranesbill, Meadow (Geranium pratense) Plant

    • Perennial. Large purplish veined flowers, 30mm.
    • Flowers usually in pairs on longer stems.
    • Flowers: July - August.
    • Requires: Meadows, woods. Damp-dry, none acidic soils.
    • Height: 50-100cm.

    Daisy (Bellis perennis) Plant

    • Perennial. One of our best-known lawn wild flowers.
    • Flowers: June - September.
    • Requires: Sun
    • Height: 4-6 cms 

    Daisy, Ox-eye (Leucanthemum vulgare) Plant

    • A well known popular wild flower with lovely, large, white daisy flowers.
    • Also known as the Dog Daisy.
    • Seen in meadows and along roadsides.
    • Flowers: May - September
    • Requires: Sun well-drained soil.
    • Height: 30 - 60 cm.

    Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) Plant

    • Perennial. A golden blaze of colour in the May meadows and banks. Flowers composed of bright yellow ray-florets.
    • Flowers: April - June
    • Requires: Rich meadows, pastures, fields or waste ground. 
    • Height: to 50 cm

    Dropwort (Filipendula vulgaris) Plant

    • Perennial. Fern-like leaves and foamy cream flowers opening from pink buds
    • Flowers: May - August
    • Requires: Sun
    • Height: 60-90cm

    Evening-Primrose (Oenothera biennis) Plant

    • Biennial. Leaves toothed or with entire margins. Yellow flowers 2-3 cms wide. Tolerant of infertile soils.
    • Flowers: June - October
    • Requires: Sun
    • Height: Up to 1m 

    Feverfew (Chrysanthemum parthenium) Plant

    • Characteristic bright yellow daisy like flowers.An excellent plant for problem deep shade areas.
    • Flowers: July onwards
    • Requires: Semi-shade to deep shade
    • Height: 15-45 cm

    Figwort, Common (Scrophularia nodosa) Plant

    • Perennial. Tall erect plant, leaves are paired and short-stalked, flowers are greenish-brown with a purple upper lip.
    • Flowers: June - September
    • Requires: Damp woods, hedges, damp soil.
    • Height: 60-80 cm

    Figwort, Water (Scrophularia aquatica) Plant

    • Perennial. Tall erect plant, leaves are paired and short-stalked, flowers are greenish-brown with a purple upper lip.
    • Flowers: June - September
    • Requires: Damp woods, hedges, damp soil.
    • Height: 60-80 cm

    Fleabane, Common (Pulicaria dysenterica) Plant

    • Perennial. Soft hairy plant, arrow shaped leaves with underground runners. Lower leaves start dying near flowering time. Yellow flower 15-30mm.
    • Flowers: July-September
    • Requires: Damp meadows, riverbanks, marshes
    • Height: 30-60 cm.

    Forget-me-not, Wood (Myosotis sylvativa) Plant

    • Perennial. Hairy plant with leafy stem. Corolla blue, at 5-8 mm across, opening out flat.
    • Flowers: May - July
    • Requires: Meadows, open and damp deciduous woodland. Damp-moist soil, not acid.
    • Height: 30-40cm

    Foxglove, Wild (Digitalis purpurea) Plant

    • Found in open woods, clearings, footpaths; on acid soils.
    • This specie is a typical biennial, the flowering stem grows up in the second year
    • The plant normally dies after the seeds have been dispersed. 
    • Flowers: June/September 
    • Requires: Sun or light shade and well drained soil
    • Height: 60 - 150 cm

    Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata)

    • Biennial. Also known as Hedge Garlic and Jack-by-the-hedge. Hairless plant smelling of garlic when crushed. Leaves toothed and heart-shaped, long stalked. White flowers in a leafless cluster.
    • Flowers: April - July.
    • Requires: Damp deciduous woods and scrub, hedgerows. Moist-dry soils.
    • Height: 30-80cm.

    Goat's-Beard (Tragopogon pratensis) Plant

  • Perennial. Yellow dandelion flowers followed by impressive seed heads which are highly attractive to birds.
  • Flowers: May - July
  • Requires: Sun.
  • Height: 30-90cm

    Gypsywort (Lycopus europaeus) Plant

  • Perennial. Leaves are spear-shaped and sharply toothed. Unstalked flowers cluster around each pair of upper leaves on stem. White flowers with red-spotted lower lip.
  • Flowers: July - September.
  • Requires: Overgrown pond margins, reed beds, ditches, marshes, wet-damp soils.
  • Height: 50-100cm.

    Harebell (Campanula rotundifolia) Plant

  • Perennial. A well-loved wild flower also known as Scottish Bluebell.
  • Dainty blue 'bells' which attract bees
  • Recommended for the rockery.
  • Flowers: June - September
  • Requires: Sun and dry sandy soil
  • Height: 15-45cm

    Hawkbit, Autumn (Leontodon autumnalis) Plant

  • Perennial. Dandelion-like flowers and seed heads, a good showy meadow subject.
  • Seeds are magnets for Finches.
  • Flowers: August on.
  • Requires: Sun.
  • Height: 15cm

    Hawkbit, Rough (Leontodon hispidus) Plant

  • Perennial. A meadow plant with yellow dandelion flowers.
  • Also known as Greater Hawkbit.
  • Seed heads form a clock which attracts birds.
  • Flowers: June on.
  • Requires: Sun and well-drained soil.
  • Height: 15-45cm

    Hawkweed, Spotted (Hieracium maculatum) Plant

  • Yellow flowers with attractive spotted leaves
  • Flowers: June onwards
  • Requires: Sun
  • Height: 45cm

    Heather, Common (Calluna vulgaris) Plant

  • Small purple pinkish flowers
  • Flowers: June onwards
  • Requires: Sun or moderate shade
  • Height: 20-50cm

    Hyssop, Anise (Agastache foeniculum) Plant

    An excellent plant for Bees and Butterflies. It has Anise scented leaves with mauve-violet soft flower spikes.
  • Flowers: June onwards
  • Requires: Sun
  • Height: 60cm

    Iris, Yellow-Flag (Iris pseudacorus) Plant

  • Perennial. Sword shaped leaves and bright yellow flowers, will stand in water.
  • Flowers: June-August.
  • Requires: Moist situations
  • Height: 90cm

    Knapweed, Common (Centaurea nigra) Plant

    • Perennial. Thistle-like purple flowers, looks good with ox-eye daisies, also known as Lesser Knapweed.
    • Flowers: June - September.
    • Requires: Sun and well-drained soil.
    • Height: 30-60cm

    Knapweed, Greater (Centaurea scabiosa) Plant

    • Perennial. A plant with purple flowers, looks good with scabious, ox-eye daisy and musk mallow
    • Flowers: June - September
    • Requires: Sun and well-drained soil
    • Height: 30-60cm

    Loosestrife, Purple (Lythrum salicaria) Plant

  • Perennial. A lovely plant with bright red/purple spikes
  • Good in a moist border or bog garden.
  • Flowers: June-Aug
  • Requires: Damp
  • Height: 60-120cm

    Mallow, Common (Malva sylvestris) Plant

    • Perennial. Very showy, tough plant with a profusion of pink/purple flowers.
    • Flowers: May - September
    • Requires: Well drained soils, footpaths, waste ground
    • Height: 30 - 90 cms 

    Mallow, Musk (Malva moschata) Plant

  • Perennial. Pale Pink form of Musk mallow.
  • Much admired in our own garden.
  • Flowers: July-Aug.
  • Requires: Sun
  • Height: 30 – 90 cm

    Mallow, Musk White (Malva moschata) Plant

  • Perennial. White form of Musk mallow.
  • Flowers: July-Aug.
  • Requires: Sun
  • Height: 30 – 90 cm

    Marigold, Marsh (Caltha palustris) Plant

    • Perennial. Hairless plant, leaves broad, shiny and heart shaped with long stalks. Flowers bright shiny yellow, to 5cm across.
    • Flowers: March - August.
    • Requires: Wet meadows or wet woodlands, stream sides, wet/damp soils.
    • Height: 25 - 50 cm 

    Marjoram, Wild (Origanum vulgare) Plant

  • Perennial. Aromatic perennial with masses dark purple buds turning to paler flowers, a good butterfly plant.
  • Flowers: July-Sept.
  • Requires: Sun and well-drained soil.
  • Height: 30-60cm

    Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria) Plant

    • Perennial. A lovely plant for the bog or moist garden.
    • Foamy clusters of small, sweetly fragrant, cream flowers.
    • Flowers: June-Sept.
    • Requires: Sun and damp soil.
    • Height: Up to 2m tall

    Mignonette, Wild (Reseda lutea) Plant

    • Mignonette - French for little darling.
    • Hairless plant, wavy leaves and yellow/greenish flowers.
    • Flowers: May-October
    • Requires: Sun. Waste ground and field margins.
    • Height: 25 -60 cm 

    Mint, Water (Mentha aquatica) Plant

    • Perennial. Aromatic plant with minty smell. Purple stems with dense flower clusters at the end of each stem.
    • Flowers: July to October
    • Requires: Wet meadows, wet woodlands, marshes, river banks. Usually on calcareous soils. 
    • Height: 60-80cm

    Mullein, Dark (Verbascum nigrum) Plant

  • Perennial. A lovely plant - much admired in our garden.
  • A rosette of leaves throws up a spike of rich yellow flowers with orange anthers, grow in herbaceous border.
  • Flowers: June - September.
  • Requires: Sun and well-drained soil.
  • Height: 15 – 45cm.

    Mullein, Great (Verbascum thapsus) Plant

    • Biennial. Very tall, covered in white, woolly hairs. Long leaves, pale-yellow flowers on short stalks, grouped together on a dense spike.
    • Flowers: July - September
    • Requires: Woodland margins, clearings, disturbed weedy areas. Prefers dry soil.
    • Height: 1m - 1.8m

    Mullein, Moth (Verbascum blattaria) Plant

    • A biennial with pink or white flowers singly up the stalk. Fine in a border. Preferring a sunny position in poor soil.
    • Flowers: June onwards
    • Requires: Sun
    • Height: 60-100cm

    Plantain, Hoary (Plantago media) Plant

    • A grass-like perennial with a 5cm spike of small vanilla scented pinkish-purple flowers.
    • Good reliable meadow subject.
    • Flowers: June-August.
    • Requires: Sun and well-drained soil.
    • Height: 30 cm.

    Plantain, Ribwort (Plantago lanceolata) Plant

  • Grass-like perennial with spikes of blackish-brown flowers with yellow anthers. Common meadow component.
  • Flowers: April - September.
  • Requires: Prefers a sunny position.
  • Height: 60-90cm.

    Primrose, Wild (Primula vulgaris) Plant


    • A native perennial common throughout the British Isles.
    • Grows in woods, hedgebanks and grassy places.
    • Flowers: February - May
    • Height: 20-30 cm. 
    • The name comes from prima rosa - first rose.

    Ragged Robin (Lychnis flos-cuculi) Plant

    • A lovely perennial with dainty pink flowers with 'ragged' petals.
    • Looks terrific in a wetland meadow with meadow buttercup.
    • Flowers: May-July
    • Requires: Damp soil and sun.
    • Height: 30-60cm

    Restharrow, Common (Ononis repens) Plant

    • A good perennial meadow plant with pink pea flowers on tough stems.
    • Attractive to bees
    • Flowers: July-September
    • Requires: Dry soil and sun.
    • Height: 30cm

    Sage, Clary (Salvia sclarea) Plant

  • Large aromatic leaves and decorative lilac flower bracts, used in aromatherapy
  • Flowers: June onwards
  • Requires: Sun and well drained soils
  • Height: 60cm

    Sage, Wood (Teucrium scorodonia) Plant

  • Perennial. A good woodland subject with lovely crinkly, light green leaves and greenish-yellow flowers with prominent maroon stamens.
  • Flowers: July-Sept.
  • Requires: Shade.
  • Height: 30cm

    Sainfoin (Onobrychis vicifolia) Plant

    • Perennial. A bushy meadow plant with cone-shaped spikes. Aromatic perennial with masses dark red flowers turning to  pink.
    • A good butterfly plant.
    • Flowers: July - September
    • Requires: Sun and well drained soil, found in meadows and along footpaths
    • Height: 40 - 50 cm

    Saw-wort (Serratula tinctoria) Plant

    • Perennial. Similar to Knapweed. Violet-red flowers size 1.5cms.
    • Flowers: July - September
    • Requires: Grasslands, open woods, damp-moist calcareous soils
    • Height: Up to 1 m tall.

    Saxifrage, Burnet (Pimpinella saxifraga) Plant

    • Perennial. Has a finely-ribbed stem and mostly rounded leaf lobes.
    • Flowers: May - September.
    • Requires: Dry grassland, heaths and open woodland, not acid soils.
    • Height: 50 - 100cm.

    Saxifrage, Meadow (Saxifraga granulata) Plant

    • Perennial. A choice plant rarely found in the wild. Masses of fine white flowers
    • Flowers: April-June
    • Requires: Sunny and well drained soils
    • Height: 10 - 22cm.

    Scabious, Devil's-bit (Succisa pratensis) Plant

  • Perennial. Soft hairy stem, flowering heads about 2cms across, compact and violet-blue.
  • Flowers: June - September.
  • Requires: Poor grassland, fenland or meadows, damp-moist acid-calcareous soils.
  • Height: 50-80cm.

    Scabious, Field (Knautia arvensis) Plant

    • Perennial. Blue-lilac 'pincushion' flowers in summer.
    • Looks attractive with ox-eye daisies.
    • A nectar plant for butterflies & bees.
    • Flowers: July - September
    • Requires: Sun and well drained soil.
    • Height: 30-90 cm

    Scabious, Small (Scabiosa columbaria) Plant

    • Perennial. A compact small plant with pale blue flowers, plants are a magnet for butterflies.
    • Flowers: July - August
    • Requires: Lime-rich soil and sun.
    • Height: 30cm

    Sedge, Cyperus (Carex pseudocyperus) Plant

    • Perennial. Attractive bright yellow/green tufted sedge, drooping sausage shaped flowers
    • Flowers: May - June
    • Requires: Pond side.
    • Height: 60 - 90 cms 

    Sedge, False Fox (Carex otrubae) Plant

    • Perennial. Flowers a spike of yellow - green - pale brown
    • Flowers: June- July
    • Requires: Damp
    • Height: 60 - 90 cms 

    Sedge, Pendulous (Carex pendula) Plant

    • Perennial. Tussock and rhizome forming, spreading plant, leaves to 22mm wide, drooping.
    • Flowers: May - June
    • Requires: Woods, damp-moist soil, not acid. Light-heavy shade.
    • Height: 100 - 140 cms 

    Self-heal (Prunella vulgaris) Plant

    • A perennial with a purple-violet flower.
    • Self-seeds readily.
    • Flowers: June on.
    • Requires: Sun or semi-shade
    • Height: Up to 20cm.

    Sheepsbit (Jasione montana) Plant

  • Biennial. Masses of soft blue scabious flowers, self-seeds readily in favourable conditions
  • Flowers: May
  • Requires: Sun, well-drained and slightly acid soil
  • Height: 20cm

    Sneezewort (Achillea ptarmica) Plant

    • Perennial. Leaves narrow, pointed and finely toothed.
    • Small flower heads in loose clusters.
    • Flowers: July - September
    • Requires: Grasslands, marshes, damp soil. Not calcareous soils.
    • Height: 25 - 50 cms

    Soapwort (Saponaria officinalis) Plant

  • Perennial. Flowers weakly-scented and clustered in the upper leaves, can be pale pink or white. 
  • Flowers: June - September.
  • Requires: Damp-moist soils, Found along footpaths, waste ground, hedges and river banks.
  • Height: 50 -70 cms.

    Sorrel, Common (Rumex acetosa) Plant

    • Perennial. Reddish pink flower spikes, arrow shaped leaves turn crimson.
    • Component of meadows.
    • Flowers: May-Aug.
    • Requires: Sun and well-drained soil.
    • Height: 15-60cm.

    Sorrel, Sheep's (Rumex acetosella) Plant

  • Perennial. Flower spikes are reddish pink - smaller than Common Sorrel - with daintier leaves.
  • Flowers: May-August.
  • Requires: Sun.
  • Height: 7-25cm

    Speedswell, Birdseye (Veronica chamaedrys) Plant

  • Perenial. Superb woodland edge or informal lawn subject with loose spikes of brilliant azure flowers, looks beautiful in the sun
  • Flowers: April-July
  • Requires: Well-drained soil
  • Height: 10-20cm

    Speedswell, Spiked (Veronica spicata) Plant

  • Perenial. A good border plant with long spikes of intense blue flowers
  • Flowers: July onwards
  • Requires: Sun and well-drained soil
  • Height: 30-60cm

    St John's-Wort, Common (Hypericum perforatum) Plant

    • Perennial. A shrub-like plant with clusters of golden yellow flowers.
    • Flowers: July on.
    • Requires: Sun and well-drained soils.
    • Height: 30-60cm

    St John's-Wort, Hairy (Hypericum hirsutum) Plant

    • Perennial. Hairs on stems and on both sides of leaves distinguish this specie. Flowers pale-yellow and quite large (to 1.5cm across).
    • Flowers: July - August.
    • Requires: Damp woods, scrub, shaded areas, usually on calcareous soils.
    • height: 60-100 cms

    Stitchwort, Greater (Stellaria holostea) Plant

  • Perennial. One of our prettiest woodland and hedgerow spring flowers. White flowers up to 3cm on slender stalks. Petals notched and leaves narrow and stiff.
  • Flowers: April - June.
  • Requires: Hedges, banks and wood-margins. Damp-moist soils.
  • Height: 25-60cms

    Strawberry, Wild (Fragaria vesca) Plant

  • Perennial. Long rooting runners, has silky-hairy leaves with white flowers that produce tiny red fleshy head.
  • Flowers: May - June.
  • Requires: Open woods, woodland edges, scrubland, dry soils, not acid.
  • Height: to 20cm tall

    Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare) Plant

  • Aromatic perennial with golden yellow button like flowers.
  • Flowers: July onwards
  • Requires: Sun
  • Height: 30-90cm

    Teasel (Dipsacus fullonum) Plant

  • Tall biennial with conical, prickly flower heads banded with purple.
  • Can be dried.
  • Looks superb with the setting sun as a background.
  • Gold Finches adore the seed.
  • Flowers: July-Aug.
  • Requires: Sun
  • Height: 60-200cm

    Thyme, Wild (Thymus polytrichus) Plant

  • Perennial. Slightly aromatic, ground creeping specie.Has long creeping stems with flowers in a dense forming head.
  • Flowers: June to September.
  • Requires: grassy areas with heathy sand and rocky places, can be found growing in walls. Dry acid - calcareous soils.
  • Height: 10 - 20 cm.
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    Toadflax, Common (Linaria vulgaris) Plant

  • Perennial. A plant of hedgerows and meadows with yellow/orange snap-dragon flowers.
  • Flowers: July -October
  • Requires: Sun/light shade.
  • Height: 30-60cm

    Toadflax, Ivy Leaved (Linaria cymbalaria) Plant

  • Perennial. A trailing plant - ideal for dry stone walls or containers. Small solitary blue snap-dragon flowers, yellow honey guide on the lower lip
  • Flowers: April onwards
  • Requires: Sun or semi-shade and dryish soil
  • Height: 5-10cm

    Toadflax, Purple (Linaria purpurea) Plant

  • Perennial. Greyish leaves, flowers in spikes of pink, snapdragon-like
  • Flowers: June onwards
  • Requires: Sun
  • Height: 22-60cm

    Trefoil, Bird's-foot (Lotus corniculatus) Plant

    • Perennial. Also known as 'Eggs and Bacon'
    • Clusters of yellow/orange pea-like flowers.
    • Flowers: May - October.
    • Requires: Sun and well-drained soil.
    • Height: 15-25cm

    Trefoil, Greater Bird's-foot (Lotus uliginosus) Plant

  • Yellow flowers in a larger head than birdsfoot trefoil.
  • Flowers: June-August.
  • Requires: Moist.
  • Height: 30 cm.

    Valerian, Red (Centranthus ruber) Plant

  • Perennial. Large rockery or dry stone wall plant. Also good in a dry border. Very attractive to bees
  • Flowers: May onwards
  • Requires: Dry soil
  • Height: 60 –90 cm

    Vetch, Common (Vicia sativa) Plant

  • Perennial. Only pink succulent to be found in woods, numerous small purplish - pink flowers
  • Flowers: June-September
  • Requires: Sun
  • Height: 45 cm

    Vetch, Kidney (Anthyllis vulneraria) Plant

    • Perennial. Showy yellow flowers and a hairy calyx.
    • A long flowering period.
    • Flowers: May on.
    • Requires: Open sunny position chalk or limestone preferred.
    • Height: 7-15cm.

    Vetch, Tufted (Vicia cracca) Plant

  • Perennial. Showy blue-purple to pinkish-purple flowers.
  • Flowers: June-September
  • Requires: Sun, meadows, agricultural fields, woodland margins.
  • Height: 60 –120 cm

    Vetchling, Meadow (Lathyrus pratensis) Plant

  • Perennial. Straggling plant, flowers weakly scented, yellow flowers 2cm long, branched tendrils. Fruit a blackish hairless pod to 4cm long. 
  • Also known as "Meadow Pea".
  • Flowers: May - August.
  • Requires: Meadows, woodland edges, shrubs. Wet-moist soils.
  • Height: 50 - 100 cm

    Violet, Dog (Viola riviniana) Plant

  • Perennial. Flowers blue violet
  • Flowers: Apil-June
  • Requires: Shade tolerant
  • Height: 5 –10 cm

    Viper's Bugloss (Echium vulgare) Plant

  • Flowers on tall spikes with pink buds opening to a glorious display of vivid blue.
  • A fantastic plant, highly attractive to bees.
  • Flowers: June to September.
  • Requires: Well-drained soil and full sun
  • Height: 15-30cm

    Wallflower, Wild (Cheiranthus cheiri) Plant

    • Perennial. Fragrant flowers that are usally yellow, orange or brick red. Will colonise old walls
    • Flowers: March-June
    • Height: 22-45cm

    Weld (Reseda luteola) Plant

    • Biennial. Yellowish-green flowers on long narrow spikes. Dark green wavy edged leaves. Very similar to Wild Mignonette. 
    • Flowers: May-October
    • Requires: Sun, waste ground, footpaths.
    • Height: 1m - 1.5m

    Woundwort, Hedge (Stachys sylvatica) Plant

  • Perennial. Flowers dark beetroot purple with whitish blotches. Foliage has unpleasant smell.
  • Loved by bees.
  • Flowers: June - September
  • Requires: Shade, woods, scrubland, clearings
  • Height: 30 - 90 cm

    Woundwort, Marsh (Stachys palustris) Plant

    • Perennial. 4-angled sparsely hairy stem, leaves heart shaped at the base. Corolla pale-purple/pink with dark spots on lower lip.
    • Flowers: June - September
    • Requires: Banks, wet meadows, ditches, wet fields, fenland. 

    Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) Plant

    • Perennial. White or pinkish, aromatic flowers.
    • Flowers: June - October
    • Requires: Sun, rich meadows, pastures
    • Height: 40 – 55 cm.

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