Old Hall Gardens

Wildflower Meadow

We are developing a wildflower meadow near the south border  furthest from Old Hall building.

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Did you know...?
  • Yellow Rattle (Rhinanthus minor) is a semi-parasitic grassland annual. It parasitises the roots of a wide range of meadow plants, especially the coarser grasses and legumes, such as clover. It can carry out its own photosynthesis but is dependent upon the host plants for additional supplies of carbohydrates and minerals. In this way, it will impede the growth of these plants and so help to clear areas around it where the finer grasses and other meadow flowers can multiply.