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Joel’s Sandy Soil Pack – WYG Special!

This special pack recommended by Joel contains the following species, either as a pack of 3, 5 or 7 x 9cm pots, ready for planting straight into your garden.

Pack of 3 - Birds Foot Trefoil, Field Scabious, Marjoram

Pack of 5 - 2 x Birds Foot Trefoil, 1 x Field Scabious, 1 x Marjoram, 1 x Sainfoin

Pack of 7 - 2 x Birds Foot Trefoil, 2 x  Field Scabious, 1 x Marjoram, 1 x Cowslip, 1 x Sainfoin    

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For a little more information on each of Joel’s recommended species, please read as follows…

Birds Foot Trefoil

Eggs and Bacon’ Lovely clusters of yellow/orange pea-like flowers. The name ‘bird’s foot’ refers to the appearance of the seed pods on their stalk. The flowers are used mainly as a sedative and for other aspects of the nervous and cardiac systems. They have an antispasmodic effect on the digestive tract. In the Sannio region, Italy, the diluted infusions were used to calm anxiety, insomnia and exhaustion.

Birdsfoot Trefoil

 

Field Scabious

Blue-lilac pincushion flowers in summer. Looks good with Ox-eye Daisies. A nectar plant for butterflies and bees. Species of scabious were used to treat scabies, and many other afflictions of the skin including sores caused by the bubonic plague. The word scabies comes from the Latin word for “scratch” (scabere). Another name for this plant is gipsy rose.

Field Scabious

 

Marjoram

Aromatic perennial with masses of dark purple buds turning to paler flowers, a good butterfly plant. This small white or purple-flowered perennial is commonly called oregano. It is a widely used herb in Greek and Italian cuisine and is often used in tomato dishes, salads and with grilled meats, together with basil.

Wild Marjoram

 

Cowslip

Primula veris.  Height 7-20 cm.  Flowers April-May. The cowslip, Primula veris, is one of our most beautiful native primula species. It has fresh green  oval shaped leaves leading to several flower stems, each topped with blooms both fragrant and a deep yellow in colour. Primula veris is most happiest in moist soil, in partial shade. It’s best grown in groups. A great addition around the edge of a pond.  Let plants self-seed after flowering and mulch annually with well-rotted compost or manure.

Cowslip

 

Sainfoin

A bushy meadow plant with cone-shaped spikes. Aromatic perennial with masses dark purple buds turning to paler flowers A good butterfly plant. A butterfly much loved by Churchill but now considered extinct in the UK, the Black Veined White is pictured in the gallery images.  There have been reports that the change in climate may now encourage these butterflies to the UK again.  Here’s hoping!

Sainfoin

 

 

 

 

 

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