Marsh marigolds, purple loosestrife, yellow iris, bogbean, ragged robin
and water mint will all grow happily in waterlogged soil and attract lots of insects.
Burridge had announced he planned to transfer another of his jumpers, Ragged Robin
, with whom Elsworth had won a string of races, to Tim Forster.
I would recommend the Scottish Bluebell (Campanula rotundifiolia), Ragged Robin
, and the Common Primrose.
Plant bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta), wood anemone (Anemone nemerosa), wood sorrel (Oxalis acetosella), early purple orchis (Orchis mascula), foxglove (digitalis purpurea) or ragged robin
Natives like buttercup, marsh orchid, ragged robin
, sea heath, trailing heather or yellow rattle
On the other hand, it spells the death knell for smaller, less efficient dairy farms, as well as for the ragged robin
which used to colour the rushy land beyond my boundary.
It contains specialised plants such as bog asphodel, bog bean, cotton grass, ragged robin
and marsh thistle and has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
Only a handful of these support significant populations: North Meadow in Cricklade, not far from Clattinger, contains 80 per cent of the remaining wild population; TOP: one of 180 species of plant at Clattinger, ragged robin
is a perennial wildflower distinguished by its delicate pink flowers, which appear in May and June; ABOVE: detail of a cowslip, thousands of which carpet the meadow in May
Fields which were once full of buttercups, harebells, speedwells, ragged robin
, cowslips and cuckoo flowers are now just grass monocultures.
Next spring and summer, the wildflower meadow will be a riot of colour and will be ablaze with a wonderful range of plants including ragged robin
, ox-eye daisy, yarrow, bugle, bird's foot trefoil and red clover.
The flowers included Lady's Smock, Cowslip, Ragged Robin
and Hemp Agrimony while the local nature reserve officer also planted trees such as oak and rowan.
Away from the sea the magical Uists provided stunning machair plant life, including hebridean orchid, common butterwort, ragged robin
and blankets of buttercups, marsh marigolds, wild pansy and daisies stretching as far as the eye could see.