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Taste of things to come

Posted on March 14, 2017

Cornfield Annual Border

Last March a customer bought just 50 grams of our CWF1 mix cost £7.90. By July the same year she had the following display. Imagine what your garden could look like this summer.


This post was posted in 2016 Wildflower Meadows and was tagged with cornfield annuals, cornflower, Field poppy, Corn cockle

How and Where to grow Corncockle

Posted on January 24, 2017

Corncockle ( Agrostemma Githago)

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Corncockle is now extinct in cornfields and very rare in the wild. This is not necessarily a bad thing as it is a poisonous plant and not suitable to be in grain fields as it may contaminate the grain.

Corncockle has a very attractive pink/mauve jewel like flower that is a good addition to a cornfield annual meadow.

Because the plant is tall it needs to be grown up by a wall or fence or in a mixture of other annuals. It does particularly well in a mix of Field Poppy, Cornflower, Corn Marigold and Corn Chamomile.

A mix of these species gives you Blues, Yellow’s, Red’s and the Corncockle Mauve/Pink flower. (CWF1)

You do not need to worry that it will contaminate nearby fields.  The large black seeds are not eaten by birds. They are also too heavy to be carried by the wind and generally fall around the existing plants.

Flowering Season              June-August

Height                                   30-120 cm ( 1-4ft)

Cultivations                        Corncockle is an annual. Sow in the soil where you want it to grow and cover very lightly.

Sow in August -September  for flowers in June. Sow in early Spring, March-April, for flowers in July to August

 

Availability

Seed Packets

Seed In bulk


This post was posted in Wild Flower Species and was tagged with wildflower seed packets, Wild Flower Meadows

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