Category Archives: Wildflower

Annual Mixes to brighten up public spaces

Annual mixes can  brighten up public areas such as this East Lothian roundabout at relatively low cost. They are often referred to as wildflowers which is misleading as they often include non native plants to give more variety such as … Continue reading

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Wildflower meadows

There are many misconceptions about meadows. The term is best kept for perennial planting with a grass base. Displays of annuals such as cornflowers and poppies are not meadows. Resist the temptation to plant or sow until you see what … Continue reading

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Hogweeds

Giant Hogweed  (Heracleum mantegazzianum) makes an impressive sight when fully grown but giant hogweed is invasive and potentially harmful to people. Chemicals in the sap cause photosensitivity, where the skin becomes very sensitive to sunlight. A painful rash, which then blisters, … Continue reading

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