After a scorcher of a summer our new wildflower beds will be replanted for  everyone’s enjoyment next summer.

This year the Parish Council adopted a meadow planting theme across the parish to introduce more wildflowers in Tollerton and support pollinators and bio-diversity.

The meadow planting theme included all of the existing planters around the village, plus some new planters at the village gateways and in the village centre.  As part of our work to improve Tollerton through the Tollerton Community Plan the Parish Council also created new flower beds on some of our grassy corners through the village planted with a special wildflower turf.

Whilst the new wildflower bed at the Pinfold on the corner of Tollerton Lane and Cotgrave Lane flowered successfully, due to issues with the supplier the other beds were planted later and suffered from the hot weather before they could become established.

The Parish Council is not satisfied that the supplier gave these beds the best chance to thrive and has asked for them to be replanted. It is expected that this will be completed before the soil temperature drops too much to give the flowers the best chance to get established and flourish in 2019.

We hope that all of these beds will bloom and be enjoyable as those on the Pinfold.

Wildflowers in Tollerton

Which Wildflowers in Tollerton?

Tollerton flower beds and planters with meadow planting include a mixture of the following flowers:

  • Achillea millefolium (yarrow)
  • Achillea ‘Cerise Queen’
  • Aquilegia (columbine)
  • Birdsfoot trefoil
  • Bladder Campion
  • Common daisy
  • Common mallow
  • Cornflower
  • Corn Chamomile
  • Cosmos Albatross
  • Cosmos Gloria
  • Field scabious
  • Knapweed
  • Knautia macedonia ‘Melton Pastels’
  • Leucanthemum ‘White Breeze’
  • Lineria Northern Lights
  • Meadow saxifrage
  • Nettle-leaved bellflower
  • Ragged robin
  • Red campion
  • Ribwort plantain
  • Rose campion
  • Sweet violet
  • Thrift
  • Tufted vetch
  • Vervain
  • Vipers bugloss
  • White campion
  • Wild thyme
  • Yellow horned poppy
  • Yellow rattle
  • Browntop bent grass
  • Tufted hair grass