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MeadowMat Widflower Turf Blog

Have a browse of our posts to see what we've been up to in the world of turf!

  1. Monday, 29 June 2015 09:07:06 Europe/London

    The clear yellow  flowers of Wood Avens are delightfully delicate and can be found in shady places throughout the UK.  Bees visit the flowers mainly for the pollen which is important for the healthy growth and development of all the baby bees in the colony.

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    • Posted By: Fred Hilsdon
  2. Tuesday, 16 June 2015 09:01:59 Europe/London

    Goats-beard, otherwise known as "John-go-to-bed-at-noon" is a pretty yellow member of the daisy family with a tendency to be difficult to spot.  Some lovely photographs in this blog-post from Q Lawns' Director Fred Hilsdon

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    • Posted By: Fred Hilsdon
  3. Monday, 27 April 2015 13:01:00 Europe/London

    Most people in the UK will recognise the bright yellow flowers of dandelion.  Lawn enthusiasts don't like it much, but did you know that every single bit of the plant is useful to us humans?  Fred Hilsdon has been surprised and amazed at how versatile the dandelion is......

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    • Posted By: Fred Hilsdon
  4. Monday, 20 April 2015 11:29:36 Europe/London

    The 19th April is Primrose Day and so it only seems fitting that wildflower of the week for this week should be the wild primrose, primula vulgaris

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    • Posted By: Amy Hilsdon
  5. Tuesday, 7 April 2015 10:03:00 Europe/London

    Lesser celandine, a terrific wild flower that's so colourful that it deserves a place in gardens too.  It's related to the buttercup and is usually in flower when the swallows arrive.

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    • Posted By: Fred Hilsdon
  6. Monday, 30 March 2015 08:53:03 Europe/London

    One of the first flowers to appear in spring is the cheery yellow coltsfoot. A valuable early food source for bees and a traditional remedy for winter ailments this little plant thoroughly deserves the accolade of Meadowmat's wildflower of the week.

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    • Posted By: Fred Hilsdon
  7. Thursday, 4 April 2013 11:42:41 Europe/London

    Angela spotted this little clump of coltsfoot growing on a riverbank in Norfolk.  Who would guess that these cheery little flowers can also be found in cough mixture.

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    • Posted By: Angela Lambert
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