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

Sunday 17 July 2011

The reason I started my little meadow

Here is the farmland that is in front of our property. Although there are no sheep and cattle in the photo you can see that there is not one bit of colour anywhere only  grass that is completely  grazed down to almost nothing.

He was released as soon as photo was taken
This is the farmland that surrounds the property, the only thing growing here is grass and thistles. The rose hedge is mine.Apart from the railway track that is quite near by there is no food for bees or butterflies all the farmers are concerned about are sheep and cattle. its such a shame. If the farmers just provided a narrow margin around their fields it  would make such a difference to the wildlife.This will never happen unless they are paid to do it.
Even in my small 1/2 acre patch the change in wildlife is quite amazing only yesterday we found our first grass hopper I heard them for the first time only this week . In 38 years I have never heard them here so it was a real thrill  to think what I am starting to achieve is really worth while.
 I estimate that by the end of the summer over 150 different wild flowers will have bloomed in the meadow and hopefully next year there will be even more.

1 comment:

  1. Totally agree about the farmers round here,the countryside could be so much better,its brilliant and inspiring- what you've done xx