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

Friday 8 April 2011

All the plants in the meadow are really growing away well .
As I walked up and down the meadow today as I do most days I couldn't help wondering what would it all look like this year. 
Every year is different . The first year it was mainly annuals that flowered. 
Now each year is different as the perennials grow and spread some plants such as the Field Scabious, Early Purple Orchids, Harebells and wild form of Cat Mint took 5 years before they flowered.

I will be removing will be Creeping Thistle and  Brambles .This afternoon I planted snowdrops that I was bought earlier in the year and some Allium bulbs that came as a free gift last year ..Also 3 Buddelia Bicolour for the  butterflies and 10 Apricot Foxgloves for the Bumble bees.I have sown Sweet

 Rocket . Leopards Bane and Pink and White Musk Mallow in plugs to add as soon as they are big enough.I'll be sowing a few annuals in the odd bare places where we had to move the hens to while we got on top of the rat problem higher up the garden .

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for this glimpse through your camera lens. I will enjoy visiting often.
    I read your information on mole plant. Our little acre here in northern Indiana, USA is just riddled with moles. Unfortunately, if you are right, our hard winters and late frosts might render the plant useless. Perhaps we would have to grow it as an annual? Would that be expensive or do they readily grow from harvested seed?