Cat Grass

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14 x Cat's Grass (Dactylis Glomerata) Small 2cm pre germinated Plant Plugs PLUS 200 seeds

£7.95

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200 FREE seeds will be added to your order. This is so you can plant another pot up to be growing on for later on a sunny windowsill.

 

Generally CAT GRASS is sown from seed into pots and germinated for your cat to enjoy. Sometimes you just need something ready grown and these 2cm plugs are purrfect (sorry) for that, you don’t need to wait a few weeks for them to mature as they are ready to pot on straight away. You won’t get as much and they might be short lived but your cat should find them a treat.

 

Especially for your pet cat, Cat's Grass (Dactylis Glomerata)

 

The young grass leaves when eaten are said to help stop fur balls especially when your cat is house bound.

 

Cat Grass is a good aid to help add missing vitamins and minerals in your cat's diet.

 

Small pre-grown plugs measuring 2cm across.

 

Simply plant them where you want them to grow, either indoors or in a pot on the window ledge indoors. Anywhere your cat can approach it with safety.

 

It is highly attractive to cats as they enjoy chewing and rolling on it.

 

Allow 10-15cm of growth before introducing it to your cat, any smaller and it’ll only last a day!

 

SMALL PLUGS MEASURING 2cm across

 

The Dactylis grass is easy to grow from seed to increase your stock if you let the plants mature. They can also be mixed with wheat, oats and rye, which cats seem to like too.

 

Can also be known as Cocksfoot Sparta and orchard grass.

 

·         Perennial.

 

·         Best maintained at approximate 4" (10 cm).

 

·         Prefers partial shade.

 

·         Flat leaf blades.

 

·         Helps cats to cough up fur balls.

 

·         Full of folic acid, vitamins and minerals, essential for good cat health.

 

 

 

Medicinal Uses

 

Aids cats digestions.

 

Contains vitamins, minerals and folic acid essential for cats.

 

Restrict the cats’ usage if you think they are going a bit overboard with the amount ingested.   (It could induce vomiting so protect your carpets!)  Please consult your vet if you think your cat is deficient in any minerals or off colour.

Creeping Thyme

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Thymus serpyllum - Creeping Thyme 10x2cm plugs

£7.95

 

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10x Mini 2cm plug plants.

 

 

 

 

 

Rich, purple/pink/red nectar rich flowers in summer

 

 

 

Well formed roots ready for planting outside in a well prepared, weed free soil or growing on in pots and planted out later.

 

These are a great addition to our increasing range of ground cover plants. (We also sell lawn chamomile and Irish moss plugs) The plants are the smallest variety (Serpyllum) have have a really compact growth habit making them an ideal plant for putting in rockeries, in between paving stones and, as the Victorians did, use them for small lawns.

 

The plugs are a tiny 2cm across but the plant will establish quickly.

 

The label is just to show the flower colour and won;t be in the packaging.
 
I offer a money back guarantee if you are not totally happy with the plants on arrival.
The plants will be packed in small bags and paper towel and not solid plastic containers and in an envelope. First class postage is included so the plants will not be in their envelope too long.

 

 

 

Sagina Subulata - Irish Moss

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Sagina Subulata plug grown plants

Ready for planting straight into weed free soil or to grow on in larger pots

Makes a great grass lawn substitute.

Grows well on dry sandy or gravelly soils Use around walkways and between paving stones.

Sagina subulata is also known as pearlwort, Irish-moss, awl-leaf pearlwort, or Scottish moss.

Sagina plants are native to Europe, from Iceland south to Spain, and east to southern Sweden and Romania.

A low-growing prostrate perennial plant forming a thick, dense mat with stems less than 10 cm long, and slender subulate (awl-shaped) leaves up to 1 cm long.

Sagina subulata is one of the best low growing ground covers that is both decorative and low maintenance and has small white flowers to 0.5mm across take form from spring to late summer all over the plant.

Hardy to about -15°C (5°F), it spreads slowly to surround paths and stones with a dense, evergreen, emerald green carpet of tiny, soft feathery leaves that are studded with a swath of white flowers for a short time in mid-summer.

During winter some perennial plants die back to ground level and become dormant, and evergreen perennials can look untidy. The Irish Moss stays green and just gets compact in winter ready for a burst of growth in spring

This compact, dainty ground-cover is one of the most versatile and easy plants to care for.

The plant quickly forms a dense mat of bright green, low growing evergreen foliage that is able to withstand light foot traffic. Once established, these need very little attention with no trimming or cutting needed.

The ground will need to be weed free before planting and check often for weeds trying to take a hold.

Soft and spongy to walk on.

Growing Conditions Appearance and Characteristics-

Evergreen Sun Exposure- Full Sun, Part Shade

Flower Colour- White

Soil Type -Normal, Sandy, Loamy

Blooming Time Late Spring – Late Summer

Soil -pH Neutral, Acid, Alkaline

Foliage Colour Shamrock Green

Soil Moisture- Any

Height 5-15cm

Care Level- Easy

Spread 15-30cm

 

 

The 3 plugs will be wrapped and fitted into an envelope and sent 1'st class pots. Please take the plugs out of the plastic when they arrive as they might get a bit soggy. I'll delay posting from Friday until Sunday night to ensure the plants don't sit at the sorting office for too long.

 

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The Chamomile will be picked packed and shipped today (if it's not dark)

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Air Plants

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You will love the form and simplicity of Air Plants (Tillandsia)

Surprisingly easy to care for and should give years of enjoyment .

 

Most Tillandsia species are epiphytes – i.e. they normally grow without soil while attached to other plants. Tillandsias are epiphytes and need no soil because water and nutrients are absorbed through the leaves.

The roots are mainly used as anchors. Propagation is by seeds or by offsets called "pups". A single plant could yield up to a dozen pups.

Offsets can be separated when about 2/3 the size of their mother to encourage a new colony.

 

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We also stock 125ml bottles of Tillandsia Care Spray fertilizer

 

NEW… NEW The new Tillandsia Blister! Three glorious plants you can simply attach to a mirror, tile or any other shiny surface where the sucker will stick!

 

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General Care

Air plants (Tillandsia) are a warm weather plant. They don’t need soil and get their nutrients from moisture in the air.

Try to avoid cold drafts and keep away from radiators as the air gets too dry.

They are a warm weather plant and prefer temperatures above 45°F and up to 90°F.

If you have the blister plants on a suction pad, press the pad not the plant when securing.

Lighting Generally the lighter the plant leaves, the more tolerant they are to sunlight.

In summer try to keep all types out of direct sun.

Lighting for Tillandsias should be bright but filtered. 1 metre from the window is ideal.

Watering

Once every week soak the plants, leaves and roots in luke warm water for about an hour.

If there is a flower try to keep that above the water level.

When the soaking time is up dry the plant on a paper towel until it is completely dry .This may take up to 4-5 hours depending on the humidity inside your home. Once it is completely dry you can perch it back to its container or spot.

Returning it back to its perch before it is completely dry could result in rot.

Hot gluing the plant to a piece of drift wood (a very common practice) might not be a good idea unless you can submerge the piece of wood in water too weekly.

Thoroughly wet your Tillandsia 2-3 times per week; more often in a hot, dry environment; less often in a cool, humid one.

Spray mist a few times a week.

Spray misting in itself is insufficient as the sole means of watering but may be beneficial between regular watering in dry climates to increase the humidity.

If the plant is in a shell, be sure to empty the water out. Tillandsias will not survive in standing water.

Check for under-watering by an exaggerating of the natural concave curve of each leaf.

The Water you use is important. NEVER USED DISTILLED WATER! Softened Water is a NO NO for the salt content. Filtered water, tap water that has sat long enough for the chlorine to dissipate, bottled water is fine. Pond Water and aquarium water works well as long as they aren't over crowded with fish and/or reptiles.

Use Bromeliad fertilizer (17-8-22) twice a month. It is GREAT for blooming and reproduction.

Check out the 125ml Tillandsia Spray Bottle here.

 

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