How to plant Wild Flower Plugs

Establishing Wild Flower Plugs

 Wild flower plugs can be planted from late September through to April.You would aim to plant 5 to 7 plugs per square metre. Aim to concentrate them in a few areas if the budget does not cover the cost of planting them all over.Make sure that you plant at least 3 of any one species near to each other.Plant them a few days after receipt or as soon a possible. Make sure that they are firmly placed in the soil so that a bird or small animal can not pull them back out again.The Plugs that we supply are 37mm in volume. Most companies produce them only to 25mm. This gives them potentially a better root development. The size is about 1 inch square at the top and tapers down 4 to 5 inches in length. It is important to understand that perennial plugs will take a while to establish. If planted in the spring it is unlikely that they will flower in the same year. Because they are perennials they will establish and then flower in the second year. But importantly will then come back year after year. Wildflower plugs are best planted between September and May
  • Water your plugs   before planting.
  • To remove your individual plant plugs push them up and out using the hole in the bottom of their cell.
  • Hold off  planting  if the soil is dry, hard or frozen.
  • Cut any grass very short an rake out any thatch
  • Plant plugs at about 5 per sq metre
  • Plant at least 3  of any one species near each other
  • Once planted keep the plants watered during their first 6 weeks. The most common losses are caused by the plugs drying out just after planting.
After planting, when necessary, mow the area of grass containing the plant plugs with your mower blades set at a high setting. Ideally about 4 inches. This is to try and stop the grass growing to tall and covering the young wild flower plants. This will allow them enough light and warmth to let them build up a good leaf and root system. When they are established stop mowing and let them progress