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HOW TO GROW PLUG PLANTS.

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Mr Middleton Modular Wild Flower Plug Plants

When you receive your plants, open the packaging immediately and stand them upright (don’t worry if some compost has become loose during transit). If your plugs seem dry, soak them in water for half an hour and then let any excess water drain away. Keep them in a cool, bright and well ventilated place until you are ready to pot them up - ideally you should pot on your plants as soon as possible after receiving them to ensure the best results!

The plug plants in our hardy plant range are fully hardy and can be planted outdoors straight away. If this is not possible they may also be planted out in a sheltered part of the garden plant in a prepared bed where they can grow larger and bushier ready to be planted in their final positions in the spring.

Wild flowers grow best in soil that is not high in fertilizer therefore do not add any additional feed to the soil. Till the ground as little as possible to ensure you do not rake up new weed seeds.

We have listed the conditions where they grow in the wild so you can decide the best spot in which to plant in your garden. If you have not got the ideal conditions, do not worry as the varieties we have selected will grow in most garden soils and conditions.

Important Notice .

All our plants are native wild flowers, they will add beauty and diversity to your own garden . They should not to planted in the wild as you may be interfering with the local native habitats .

Achillea millefolium Yarrow

Flowers white with a pinkish tint , June- Nov . leaves dark green aromatic and feathery .Grows in sunny open pasture ht 50cm.

Campanula rotundifolia Harebell

Pure blue, bell-shaped, delicate flowers nodding in the wind. Grows on limestone mountains, heath and dry grassland and dunes. 15cm Flowers June- Oct.

Daucus carota Wild Carrot

Queen Anne Lace lines our country lanes and roads, from June to September, creamy-white flowers 1m tall with lovely feathery leaves . Not fussy where it grows .

Filipendula ulmaria Meadowsweet

Plant in damp spots, meadows, marshes, cream flowers June- Sept with a strong delightful perfume . Ht 1m .

Geranium pyrenaicum Hedgerow Crane's-bill

Upright, scrambling perennial which grows rough ground and under hedges. Deep pink flowers June- August Ht 50cm

Iris pseudacorus Yellow Flag Iris

Grows in damp ditches and riverbanks, in marshes and bogs, lakes and ponds ., bright yellow flowers from June to August. Ht 1m

Leucanthemum vulgare Oxeye Daisy

Easy to grow anywhere grass verges, meadows , good sunny spots bad dry soil .Flowers from May to September. Ht 80cm

Lychnis flos-cuculi Ragged-Robin Pink / White

Reddish pink, or white, flowers well in marshes / boggy ground and damp meadows with deeply feathery petals June – August .

Lythrum salicaria Purple-loosestrife

Grows well in damp ditches river banks, canals and marshes, bright pink flowers June-Sept .1m

Succisa pratensis Devil's-Bit Scabious

Grows in pasture, hedgerows and banks is very unfussy about where. Violet blue flowers June – Oct 60cm .

Primula veris Cowslip

With the reduction of old pastureland colonies of this lovely once-common native wildflower are decreasing. Cowslips are perfect for a wildflower garden on moist soil and excellent for naturalizing in grass as well as under deciduous shrubs and trees, or on the edge of woodland areas.They provide a valuable early nectar source for bees. April- May 20cm

Primula vulgaris WILD IRISH PRIMROSE Primula vulgaris

The delicately scented flowers of wild primrose is a staple of cottage garden planting, It grows best in moist but well-drained soil in light shade. Utterly hardy these produce pretty yellow flowers that is the ultimate cottage garden plant! Flowering can start soon after Christmas and continue right through to May. It’s not unusual to see the pretty flowers appear from melting snows – these really are tough! 10cm