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Aegean Wallflower: Cheiranthus cheiri syn
Erysimum cheiri

Alder: Alnus glutinosa

Alkanet: Anchusa officinalis

Alpine Hebe: Hebe elliptica

Anise Hyssop: Agastache foeniculum

Argentinian Vervain: Verbena bonariensis

Artichoke: Artichoke, globe (Cynara scolymus)

Barberry: Berberis darwinii

Bastard Balm: Melittis melissophyllum

Bay Tree: Laurus nobilis

Beans-runner: Runner Beans ‘Scarlet Emperor’ (Phaseolus coccineus)

Bee Balm: Monarda didyma

Bergamot: Monarda didyma

Betony: Betonica officinalis

Bilberry: Vaccinium myrtillus

Bird Cherry: Prunus padus

Bird’s-foot Trefoil: Lotus corniculatus

Black Knapweed: Centaurea nigra

Borage: Borage, agricultural crop (Borago officinalis) – info. only

Borage: Borago officinalis, species

Breckland Thyme: Thymus serpyllum

Broad Beans: Broad Bean (Vicia faba) – info. only

Broad Beans - agricultural: Field Beans (Vicia faba) – info. only

Broad-leaved Wild Thyme: Thymus pulegioides

Broom: Cytissus scoparius

Buckwheat: Buckwheat, agricultural pollinator crop (Fagopyrum esculentum) – info only

Buttonbush: Cephalanthus occidentalis – information only

Catmint: Nepeta cataria

Catnip: Nepeta cataria

Cherry Laurel: Prunus laurocerasus – information only

Chicory: Chicory, agricultural (Cichorium intybus) – info. only

Chives: Allium schoenoprasum

Clover-red: Clover, Red, agricultural Essex native (Trifolium pratense ) – info. only

Clover-sweet: Clover, Sweet, organic agricultural (Melilotus officinalis) – info only

Clover-white: Clover, White agricultural wild-form (Trifolium repens) – info only

Clustered Bellflower: Campanula glomerata

Cocksfoot: Cocksfoot grass (Dactylis glomerata) – info. only

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Common Alder: Alnus glutinosa

Common Bugloss: Anchusa officinalis

Common Hazel: Corylus avellana

Common Knapweed: Centaurea nigra

Common Poppy: Papaver rhoeas

Common Rock Rose: Helianthemum nummularium

Common Toadflax: Linaria vulgaris

Common Valerian: Valeriana officinalis

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Coriander: Coriander (Coriandrum sativum)

Cornflower: Centaurea cyanus

Courgette: Courgettes ‘Nero Di Milano’ (Cucurbita pepo)

Crab Apple: Malus sylvestris

Cramp Bark: Viburnum opulus – information only

Culinary Sage: Salvia officinalis

Dark Mullein: Verbascum nigrum

Devil's-bit Scabious: Succisa pratensis

Dog Rose: Rosa canina

English Ivy: Hedera helix

English Lavender: Lavandula angustifolia

European Chestnut: Castanea sativa

Evening Primrose: Oenothera biennis

Fennel: Fennel, leaf-type ‘Common Green‘ (Foeniculum vulgare)

Field Beans: Field Beans (Vicia faba) – info. only

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Field Scabious: Knautia arvensis

Foxglove: Digitalis purpurea

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Garden Speedwell: Veronica longifolia

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Giant Viper's Bugloss: Echium pininana – information only

Giant Yellow: Helianthus annuus, Sunflower Giant Yellow, organic

Glandular Globe-thistle: Echinops sphaerocephalus

Globe Artichoke: Artichoke, globe (Cynara scolymus)

Goldenrain Tree: Koelreuteria paniculata

Goldenrod: Solidago virgaurea

Grass: Cocksfoot grass (Dactylis glomerata) – info. only

Grass: Meadow Foxtail grass (Alopecuris pratensis) -info. only

Great Globe-thistle: Echinops sphaerocephalus

Great Orpine: Hylotelephium telephium ssp maximum (formerly Sedum)

Greater Knapweed: Centaurea scabiosa

Greater Masterwort / Hattie’s pincusnion: Astrantia major var. rosea

Guelder Rose: Viburnum opulus – information only

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Hawthorn: Crataegus monogyna

Hazel: Corylus avellana

Heartsease: Viola tricolor

Heather: Calluna vulgaris

Hebe Kokomuka: Hebe elliptica

Hemp Agrimony: Eupatorium cannabinum

Hollyhock: Alcea rosea

Hollyhock: Alcea rosea SEED, organic: 1g

Horseshoe Vetch: Hippocrepis comosa

Hyssop: Hyssopus officinalis

Indian Bean Tree: Catalpa bignonioides

Italian Alder: Alnus cordata

Japanese Quince: Chaenomeles japonica

June Berry: Amelanchier canadensis

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Lemon Balm: Melissa officinalis

Linden: Tilia cordata

Ling Heather: Calluna vulgaris

Manuka: Leptospermum scoparium

Marshmallow: Althaea officinalis

Meadow Clary: Salvia pratensis

Meadow Crane’s-bill: Geranium pratense

Meadow Sage: Salvia pratensis

Meadow foxtail: Meadow Foxtail grass (Alopecuris pratensis) -info. only

Mespilus: Amelanchier canadensis

Michaelmas Daisy: Aster novae-angliae – information –

Motherwort: Leonurus Cardiaca

Mountain Mint: Pycnanthemum pilosum

Musk Mallow: Malva moschata

New Zealand Tea Tree: Leptospermum scoparium

Oleaster: Elaeagnus angustifolia

Orange-scented Thyme: Thymus vulgaris fragrantissimus

Oregano: Origanum vulgare

Oregon Grape: Mahonia aquifolium

Orpine: Hylotelephium telephium ssp maximum (formerly Sedum)

Phacelia: Phacelia, cover crop, Phacelia tanacetifolia – info only

Poppy: Papaver rhoeas

Pot Marigold: Calendula officinalis

Purple Coneflower: Echinacea purpurea

Purple Loosestrife: Lythrum salicaria

Quince: Chaenomeles japonica

Radish: Radish (Rhapinus sativus) – info. only

Red Clover: Clover, Red, agricultural Essex native (Trifolium pratense ) – info. only

Rosemary: Rosmarinus officinalis

Roseroot: Rhodiola rosea – information only

Runner beans: Runner Beans ‘Scarlet Emperor’ (Phaseolus coccineus)

Sage: Salvia officinalis

Sainfoin: Sainfoin (Onobrychis viciifolia) – info only

Sea Buckthorn: Hippophae rhamnoides

Selfheal: Prunella vulgaris – info only

Siberian Pea Tree: Caragana arborescens – information only

Small-leaved Lime: Tilia cordata

Snowberry: Symphoricarpos albus

Snowy Mespilus: Amelanchier canadensis

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Spearmint: Mentha spicata

Spotted Bee Balm: Monarda punctata

Squash - Winter type: Squash, winter ‘Uchiki kuri’ (Cucurbita maxima)

St. John’s Wort: Hypericum perforatum

Stiff Hedgenettle: Stachys recta

Strawberry Tree: Arbutus unedo

Sunflower: Helianthus annuus, Sunflower Giant Yellow, organic

Sunflower: Sunflower, organic, (Helianthus annuus) agricultural – info.only

Sweet Bay Tree: Laurus nobilis

Sweet Box: Sarcococca confusa

Toadflax: Linaria vulgaris

Tree Germander: Teucrium fruticans

Tufted Vetch: Vicia cracca – info. only

Vaccinium corymbosum: Blueberry ‘Bluecrop’

Valerian: Valeriana officinalis

Vicia sativa ssp segetalis: Vetch, Common/Winter Tares

Viper’s Bugloss: Echium vulgare

Virginia Mallow: Sida hermaphrodita – information –

Wall Germander: Teucrium chamaedrys

White Clover: Clover, White agricultural wild-form (Trifolium repens) – info only

White Horehound: Marrubium vulgare

Wild Alpine Manuka: Leptospermum scoparium

Wild Basil: Clinopodium vulgare – information only

Wild Chicory: Cichorium intybus, Wild Chicory

Wild Crab Apple: Malus sylvestris

Wild Creeping Thyme: Thymus serpyllum

Wild Marjoram: Origanum vulgare

Wild Olive: Elaeagnus angustifolia

Wild Pansy: Viola tricolor

Wild Red Clover: Trifolium pratense

Wild strawberry: Fragaria vesca

Woundwort: Solidago virgaurea

Yellow Melilot: Clover, Sweet, organic agricultural (Melilotus officinalis) – info only

Yellow Rattle: Rhinanthus minor – info. only

Yellow Sweet Clover: Clover, Sweet, organic agricultural (Melilotus officinalis) – info only

Yellow Woundwort: Stachys recta

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By Botanical/Product Name

Agastache foeniculum: Anise Hyssop

Alcea rosea: Hollyhock

Alcea rosea SEED, organic: 1g: Hollyhock

Allium schoenoprasum: Chives

Alnus cordata: Italian Alder

Alnus glutinosa: Alder

Alnus glutinosa: Common Alder

Althaea officinalis: Marshmallow

Amelanchier canadensis: June Berry

Amelanchier canadensis: Mespilus

Amelanchier canadensis: Snowy Mespilus

Anchusa officinalis: Alkanet

Anchusa officinalis: Common Bugloss

Arbutus unedo: Strawberry Tree

Artichoke, globe (Cynara scolymus): Artichoke

Artichoke, globe (Cynara scolymus): Globe Artichoke

Aster novae-angliae – information –: Michaelmas Daisy

Astrantia major var. rosea: Greater Masterwort / Hattie’s pincusnion

Berberis darwinii: Barberry

Betonica officinalis: Betony

Blueberry ‘Bluecrop’: Vaccinium corymbosum

Borage, agricultural crop (Borago officinalis) – info. only: Borage

Borago officinalis, species: Borage

Broad Bean (Vicia faba) – info. only: Broad Beans

Buckwheat, agricultural pollinator crop (Fagopyrum esculentum) – info only: Buckwheat

Calendula officinalis: Pot Marigold

Calluna vulgaris: Heather

Calluna vulgaris: Ling Heather

Campanula glomerata: Clustered Bellflower

Caragana arborescens – information only: Siberian Pea Tree

Castanea sativa: European Chestnut

Catalpa bignonioides: Indian Bean Tree

Centaurea cyanus: Cornflower

Centaurea nigra: Black Knapweed

Centaurea nigra: Common Knapweed

Centaurea scabiosa: Greater Knapweed

Cephalanthus occidentalis – information only: Buttonbush

Chaenomeles japonica: Japanese Quince

Chaenomeles japonica: Quince

Cheiranthus cheiri syn
Erysimum cheiri: Aegean Wallflower

Chicory, agricultural (Cichorium intybus) – info. only: Chicory

Cichorium intybus, Wild Chicory: Wild Chicory

Clinopodium vulgare – information only: Wild Basil

Clover, Red, agricultural Essex native (Trifolium pratense ) – info. only: Clover-red

Clover, Red, agricultural Essex native (Trifolium pratense ) – info. only: Red Clover

Clover, Sweet, organic agricultural (Melilotus officinalis) – info only: Clover-sweet

Clover, Sweet, organic agricultural (Melilotus officinalis) – info only: Yellow Melilot

Clover, Sweet, organic agricultural (Melilotus officinalis) – info only: Yellow Sweet Clover

Clover, White agricultural wild-form (Trifolium repens) – info only: Clover-white

Clover, White agricultural wild-form (Trifolium repens) – info only: White Clover

Cocksfoot grass (Dactylis glomerata) – info. only: Cocksfoot

Cocksfoot grass (Dactylis glomerata) – info. only: Grass

Compost, multipurpose, peat-free, organic: Compost

Compost, multipurpose, peat-free, organic: multipurpose

Compost, multipurpose, peat-free, organic: peat-free organic

Coriander (Coriandrum sativum): Coriander

Corylus avellana: Common Hazel

Corylus avellana: Hazel

Courgettes ‘Nero Di Milano’ (Cucurbita pepo): Courgette

Crataegus monogyna: Hawthorn

Cytissus scoparius: Broom

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Digitalis purpurea: Foxglove

Echinacea purpurea: Purple Coneflower

Echinops sphaerocephalus: Glandular Globe-thistle

Echinops sphaerocephalus: Great Globe-thistle

Echium pininana – information only: Giant Viper's Bugloss

Echium vulgare: Viper’s Bugloss

Elaeagnus angustifolia: Oleaster

Elaeagnus angustifolia: Wild Olive

Eupatorium cannabinum: Hemp Agrimony

Fennel, leaf-type ‘Common Green‘ (Foeniculum vulgare): Fennel

Field Beans (Vicia faba) – info. only: Broad Beans - agricultural

Field Beans (Vicia faba) – info. only: Field Beans

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Fragaria vesca: Wild strawberry

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Geranium pratense: Meadow Crane’s-bill

Hebe elliptica: Alpine Hebe

Hebe elliptica: Hebe Kokomuka

Hedera helix: English Ivy

Helianthemum nummularium: Common Rock Rose

Helianthus annuus, Sunflower Giant Yellow, organic: Giant Yellow

Helianthus annuus, Sunflower Giant Yellow, organic: Sunflower

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Hippocrepis comosa: Horseshoe Vetch

Hippophae rhamnoides: Sea Buckthorn

Hylotelephium telephium ssp maximum (formerly Sedum): Great Orpine

Hylotelephium telephium ssp maximum (formerly Sedum): Orpine

Hypericum perforatum: St. John’s Wort

Hyssopus officinalis: Hyssop

Knautia arvensis: Field Scabious

Koelreuteria paniculata: Goldenrain Tree

Laurus nobilis: Bay Tree

Laurus nobilis: Sweet Bay Tree

Lavandula angustifolia: English Lavender

Leonurus Cardiaca: Motherwort

Leptospermum scoparium: Manuka

Leptospermum scoparium: New Zealand Tea Tree

Leptospermum scoparium: Wild Alpine Manuka

Linaria vulgaris: Common Toadflax

Linaria vulgaris: Toadflax

Lotus corniculatus: Bird’s-foot Trefoil

Lythrum salicaria: Purple Loosestrife

Mahonia aquifolium: Oregon Grape

Malus sylvestris: Crab Apple

Malus sylvestris: Wild Crab Apple

Malva moschata: Musk Mallow

Marrubium vulgare: White Horehound

Meadow Foxtail grass (Alopecuris pratensis) -info. only: Grass

Meadow Foxtail grass (Alopecuris pratensis) -info. only: Meadow foxtail

Melissa officinalis: Lemon Balm

Melittis melissophyllum: Bastard Balm

Mentha spicata: Spearmint

Monarda didyma: Bee Balm

Monarda didyma: Bergamot

Monarda punctata: Spotted Bee Balm

Nepeta cataria: Catmint

Nepeta cataria: Catnip

Oenothera biennis: Evening Primrose

Origanum vulgare: Oregano

Origanum vulgare: Wild Marjoram

Papaver rhoeas: Common Poppy

Papaver rhoeas: Poppy

Phacelia, cover crop, Phacelia tanacetifolia – info only: Phacelia

Prunella vulgaris – info only: Selfheal

Prunus laurocerasus – information only: Cherry Laurel

Prunus padus: Bird Cherry

Pycnanthemum pilosum: Mountain Mint

Radish (Rhapinus sativus) – info. only: Radish

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Rhinanthus minor – info. only: Yellow Rattle

Rhodiola rosea – information only: Roseroot

Rosa canina: Dog Rose

Rosmarinus officinalis: Rosemary

Runner Beans ‘Scarlet Emperor’ (Phaseolus coccineus): Beans-runner

Runner Beans ‘Scarlet Emperor’ (Phaseolus coccineus): Runner beans

Sainfoin (Onobrychis viciifolia) – info only: Sainfoin

Salvia officinalis: Culinary Sage

Salvia officinalis: Sage

Salvia pratensis: Meadow Clary

Salvia pratensis: Meadow Sage

Sarcococca confusa: Sweet Box

Sida hermaphrodita – information –: Virginia Mallow

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Solidago virgaurea: Goldenrod

Solidago virgaurea: Woundwort

Squash, winter ‘Uchiki kuri’ (Cucurbita maxima): Squash - Winter type

Stachys recta: Stiff Hedgenettle

Stachys recta: Yellow Woundwort

Succisa pratensis: Devil's-bit Scabious

Sunflower, organic, (Helianthus annuus) agricultural – info.only: Sunflower

Symphoricarpos albus: Snowberry

Teucrium chamaedrys: Wall Germander

Teucrium fruticans: Tree Germander

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Thymus pulegioides: Broad-leaved Wild Thyme

Thymus serpyllum: Breckland Thyme

Thymus serpyllum: Wild Creeping Thyme

Thymus vulgaris fragrantissimus: Orange-scented Thyme

Tilia cordata: Linden

Tilia cordata: Small-leaved Lime

Trifolium pratense: Wild Red Clover

Vaccinium myrtillus: Bilberry

Valeriana officinalis: Common Valerian

Valeriana officinalis: Valerian

Verbascum nigrum: Dark Mullein

Verbena bonariensis: Argentinian Vervain

Veronica longifolia: Garden Speedwell

Vetch, Common/Winter Tares: Vicia sativa ssp segetalis

Viburnum opulus – information only: Cramp Bark

Viburnum opulus – information only: Guelder Rose

Vicia cracca – info. only: Tufted Vetch

Viola tricolor: Heartsease

Viola tricolor: Wild Pansy

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