At last its time to start getting the meadow ready for the summer.The mower is back from its service and the grass has had its first cut.
I cut it twice in the spring to reduce the vigour of the grass to give the wild flowers a chance to get going without being chocked by the grass.
The Rosa Rugosa hedge is well into leaf and the buds are swelling on the Hawthorn. We are a little later here as we are on the top of a hill and its quite exposed to the wind .
The Hens are sharing a bit of the meadow for a while until we get on. top of the rat problem at the top of the field.
A few things are starting to flower apart from the ones I mentioned a few weeks ago .the Common Field Speedwell,Chickweed and Common Daisy . Also saw our first Early Bumblebee (Bombus pratorum) I went and checked it out on ISPOT as I don't know the different bumble bees .We have Blue Tits nesting in the nest boxes and we saw a Lesser Spotted Woodpecker on the bird feeder in the week. the Sparrow Hawk is still making Regular Visits but too shy to get a photo.
Welcome to the blog of my Wild Flower Meadow for 2015.
A bit late starting this year due to nasty persistent virus that was so difficult to eradicate.
Sadly this may be the last year I may be keeping a blog for my meadow . The house and acre of land will be going on the market in the not too distant future . The new owners may put the land back to grazing or development who knows .
I sincerely hope not.
I hope it will be as loved and nurtured as It has been since I started it in 2006
In the mean time I will endeavour to keep the blog up to date with lots of pictures showing how the plants and wildlife play out in 2015 .I hope you enjoy viewing it as much as I do producing it.
Please pop back from time to time to see the new additions and feel free to add any comments