wildflower

Our wildflower nursery is located in the community garden and is a source of a range of native wildflower species available for purchase, such as Rockrose, Violet and Wild Parsnip.

The nursery is open every Wednesday from 10am – 1pm (at the same time as our gardening drop-in sessions).

If you’re interested in visiting the nursery or would like some more information, please contact us at wildflowers@grantonhub.org.

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“I bought a selection of wildflower plugs from Granton:hub, and we planted them in an existing meadow which did not have many wildflowers. The aim was to make the meadow better for pollinating insects, especially butterflies and moths. I was very impressed with the quality of the plants, which were well-grown and healthy, and were very easy to plant in the meadow. It’s great that they are grown from locally-sourced and Scottish provenance seeds, which is important for the survival of the plants in the Scottish climate and soil.”

– Anthony, Butterfly Conservation Scotland

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Plant of the Week (2 – 9 March 2018): Oxeye Daisy

Leucanthemum Vulgare

Gaelic: Neoinean Mor

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A large white daisy flower with yellow centre, widely distributed in grassland habitats and on waste ground. The flower heads have bright orange pollen, which attracts pollen beetles, slaters and flies.

Fast Facts:

  • Colour: White with yellow centre
  • Flowering time: June to September
  • Type: Perennial
  • Height: Up to 1m
  • Habitat: Meadows and waste ground all over Scotland
  • Suitable for: Lightly shaded or sunny sites

 

Plant of the Week (22 – 28 January 2018): Fairy Foxglove

Erinus aplinus
Gaelic: Meuran-Sithe

 

Fairy Foxglove

A low growing alpine plant that spreads slowly with delicate small lilac or mauve flowers and rosettes of rounded lobed leaves.

Our friends at the Granton Castle Walled Garden found these during our gardening season and added them to our selection of wild flowers.

Fast Facts:

  • Colour: Lilac (sometimes can be pink or white)
  • Flowering time: May to August
  • Type: Perennial
  • Height: Up to 15 cms
  • Habitat: Old stone walls
  • Suitable for: Rockery or perennial garden – in full sun or partial shade

 

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