As Spring finally arrives work will soon commence to plant flowers throughout the village for everyone’s enjoyment this summer. This year the Parish Council has adopted a meadow planting theme to use across the parish which will introduce more wildflowers in Tollerton.


Wildflowers in Tollerton


The meadow planting theme will run through 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 we will also be installing new wildflower beds on some of our grassy corners.  Bringing more flowers into Tollerton will contribute to our priority to ‘enhance the attractiveness of our village’ with the meadow theme running throughout.


Wildflowers in Tollerton’s Grass Verges

The Parish Council has also adopted the Good Verge Guide from Plantlife.  The Guide is about looking after road verges in a way that supports the growth and seeding of natural wildflowers.  As a rural parish Tollerton many grass verges on the approach to the village.  The Parish Council will start to follow this guide as part of its grass cutting contract. We are looking to incrementally introduce the approach across the parish starting with the grass verges on Tollerton Lane and Cotgrave Lane.


Meadow planting


Which Wildflowers in Tolleton?

Tollerton flower beds and planters with meadow planting will 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

The same seed will be applied to grass verges but this will also include a natural selection of other wild flowers.

Updated: Work to install the new wildflower beds on Cotgrave Lane, Tollerton Lane and Burnside Grove is due to be completed week commencing 30 April.