Postcode plant database

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Postcode plant database

Postby Beech » Mon Jun 13, 2005 9:31 am

I've just found this site by chance. It's a plant database and can be searched using a postcode.

All you do is enter your postcode. You get a list of plants recorded in that area (which is also named so you can check it's the right area) and whether they are "garden worthy". It might help choose what will grow well in your garden.

Species are listed as annual; biennial; climber; geophyte; herbaceous perennial; large shrub/small tree; marsh plant; parasite; shrub; tree; water plant; woody perennial.

Each plant has a clickable link offering more information and in some cases tells you what fauna it will attract.
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Postby twig » Mon Jun 20, 2005 12:03 pm

Apparently I should do OK with Nit-grass and Nipplewort....
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Postby Cytania » Thu Aug 18, 2005 10:32 am

A word of warning, ther results this database gives are clearly based around the idea of 'british native wildflowers' so if you are seeking a countryside look this is an invaluable resource.

However this 'purist' (if not xenophobic) approach neglects a huge range of gardenworthy cultivars from around the world. So don't treat it like a bible - also alot of these wildflowers will be very hard to find outside of specialist suppliers like Naturescape.
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