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: Knapweed

Centaurea nigra
Gaelic: Cnapan dubh

 

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A tall, late flowering plant with purple brush-like flowers, which grows in dry grassland. A favourite of bees, hoverflies and butterflies.

 

Fast Facts:

  • Colour: purple
  • Flowering time: June – September
  • Type: perennial
  • Height: up to 75cm
  • Habitat: grassland – from lawns to clifftops
  • Suitable for: well drained, fertile soil in a sunny spot.

 

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