|Primula veris (Cowslip) In The Orchard|
The planting of British wild flowers in the college gardens continued today, see last month's blog entry 13th November 'Planting Wildflower Plug Plants' for the earlier planting details.
|Long Handled Plug Planter|
Today's session began in the orchard with the planting of a tray of 104 Primula veris (Cowslip) using the same method, cutting holes in the grass with a stainless steel, long handled plug planter.
Pushing the cutting edge in to the grass and pulling it out to make a hole, Ali puts the Cowslip plug in to the hole gently firming it in place
|Cowslip Plug Plant|
Once Ali had finished planting in the orchard she turned her attention to the wild flower area between the Nuffield Lawn and The Goldfish Bowl (Casson Building).
|Existing Wild Flower Area|
Adding to the existing wildflowers, a tray of 104 wild flowers were planted consisting of the following plants: Clinopodium vulgare (Basil), Trollius europaeus (Globeflower), Galium verum (Lady's Bedstraw), Origanum vulgare (Marjoram), Salvia verbenaca (Wild Clary), Hypochaeris radicata (Common Catsear), Centaurea scabiosa (Greater Knapweed), Lotus corniculatus (Birds Foot Trefoil), Rumex acetosa (Sorrel), Leucanthemum vulgare (Oxeye Daisy), Achillea millefolium (Yarrow), Filipendula vulgaris (Dropwort), Knautia arvensis (Field Scabious). A few dozen Cowslip were also planted in this area.
(All the wild flowers have been purchased from 'British Wild Flower Plants' Burlingham Gardens, North Burlingham, Norfolk. www.wildflowers.co.uk )
|A Mixed Tray Of Wild Flowers|