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: Red Fescue

Festuca rubra
Gaelic: Fèist-ruadh

Red Fescue

 

A fine leaved perennial grass, which can form tussocks or achieve a wider area of growth. Can be found in a wide range of ecological sites including sand, gravel and pebble beaches, moist meadows at sea level and high altitude grasslands, including coastal areas.

The caterpillars of the Grayling Butterfly feed on Red Fescue.

Fast Facts:

  • Colour: medium-dark green foliage, reddish spikelets
  • Type: perennial
  • Height: 30cm – 1m
  • Suitable for: well drained sites and droughty, infertile soil in shade or sun.

 

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