The grass has had its first cut off the year and I have redefined the island beds .There are a few shrubs arriving in the next couple of days to be planted in the rough stony piece at the bottom .I have realized it will be too stony to use the mower in this section. The best option is transplant some flowering shrubs from the garden and add them to the rough border along with the new shrubs.
|Daffodils along the hedge|
I am so pleased with the meadow already so far this year . The Daffodils are amazing so bright and vibrant and its only their second year.
|View across the field Misty Morning|
The new Cow Slips have started to flower I was sure I’d see nothing of them until 2013 at the earliest .I also have a further 70 of these to plant out as plugs but these are very tiny at the moment.
So pleased that a deep orange is among the seedlings.
The Anenome Blanda are looking far better than I expected them to look this year, I thought it would have been more like this next year. Terrestrial Tulips are starting to show in-between the Anenome Blanda, I know tulips aren’t native meadow flowers but I wanted an early source of pollen and nectar for the bees.
Snowdrops in the green arrived yesterday from Ebay. These were a really good buy large bulbs and far more than the 100 bulbs I ordered ,plus they are full of seed pods that will mature and spread.
Today I received Bluebell bulbs in the green from my brother Fred from his garden .He sent them as I was so disappointed with the ones I bought on Ebay .This supplier had been very parsimonious with his Bluebells they were poor quality very very small bulbs, in fact when I complained he refunded me 85 pence knowing he had supplied short measure. My grand daughter Dora aged 9 and I planted them all out this afternoon when she came home from school . The project for her and her sister Nicola aged 10 for this year is to photograph as much wildlife as they can in the meadow for the blog