Naturalistic herbaceous communities can be created by either sowing seed in situ where the plants are to grow, planting nursery grown transplants, or through a combination of planting and sowing. Which is most appropriate depends on the
Table 6.8. Bulbous species that successfully establish and persist in seasonally mown turf/meadow grassland in Britain (adapted from Lloyd 1976a, 1976b; Phillips and Rix 1981; Garrett and Dusoir 2001; plus the observations of the author)
characteristics of the site, the plant community and the needs of the client. Table 6.9 summarises the characteristics of these three options.