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

Saturday 19 February 2011

18th February 2011

The newly planted Daffodils are showing buds and hopefully will be in flower for St Davids  Day.
 I was bought 4 large pots of snowdrops on Valentines Day these will be planted in the meadow under the Rosa Rugosa hedge on the right of the meadow . I will also replant some from the garden to  see it I can make they stretch the full length of the hedge .They will be transplanted while still in flower to give them the best chance of taking 

Thursday 10 February 2011

The First Flowers

Dead Nettle
Groundsel  Weed

Despite the  frost, snow  and unusually cold weather of December and January the wild flower meadow
seems keen to start producing flowers as soon as it can .I was surprised to find these little beauties in a sheltered spot enjoying the warming February sunshine.

Thursday 3 February 2011

Euphorbia lathyris (Caper Spurge) the Mole Plant

When I first started my wild flower meadow sowed Euphorbia  lathyris (Caper Spurge) known as a mole repellant . For 5 years the garden has been mole free .  Since the  very hard frosts this winter the garden and meadow has masses of mole hills .

The plants which are Bi annual  are growing away well but just not working. I am wondering if the cold weather prevents them from releasing the strong scent they are supposed to release from their roots ,and that moles detest so much. In the old gardening books I have they say that these plants deter moles for 60 yards in each direction.

Maybe not during hard frosts though.