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 29 May 2011

Todays list of identified plants

These are the plants identified today ,quite a lot but the wind and rain seems to have held them back a little but a spell of warm sun this morning opened them up.

Elderberry Sambucus

Apricot Foxglove Digitalis

Camomile Asteraceae

Common Tormentil Potentilla erecta

Herb Robert Geranium robertianum

Hop (Humulus lupulus)

Horseraddish Armoracia rusticana,

Meadow crane's-bill - Geranium pratense

Shining Cranesbill Shining Cranesbill

Sun Spurge Euphorbia helioscopia

recent meadow views

Recent views of the meadow most prominent at the moment are the Ox eye Daisies ,Birds foot Trefoil ,Ragged Robin and Meadow Buttercup loads more pretty stuff to come 

Recently identified plants

Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica)
Smooth sow thistle Sonchus oleraceous

Sonchus asper prickly  sow thistle

Galium aparine Goosegrass

Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca

Thursday 19 May 2011

The latest Items to be identified by ISPOT

 Yellow-Tail (Euproctis similis)

Cock's-foot (Dactylis glomerata)

Crested Dog's-tail (Cynosurus cristatus)

 Hedge Mustard (Sisymbrium officinale)

White Ragged Robin

 I found this little white Ragged Robin flowering in the Meadow today , I have lots of the pink form but this rarer white form was a real treat

This is the more commoner Pink Ragged Robin. I have not seen the white form before.

Tuesday 17 May 2011

Latest flowers into bloom 16th May

Curled Dock (Rumex crispus)

Common Sorrel (Rumex acetosa)
Meadow buttercup  Ranunculus 

Ox-eye Daisy Leucanthemum vulgare


Tall Fescue (Festuca arundinacea) 

 Yorkshire-fog (Holcus lanatus)

Rough Meadow-grass (Poa trivialis)
 I must at this point give credit to the Web site  I "Spot" I know nothing about grasses and they are an excellent source
of information .you only have to post any item be it plant, insect, animal and they Identify it for you .Fantastic .http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/147115?nav=users_observations

 Perennial Rye-grass (Lolium perenne)

Common Catsear (Hypochaeris radicata)

 I have masses of this mainly in the mown area but I'll let  some of it flower for the bees and insects.

Wednesday 4 May 2011

Latest flowers into bloom $th May

 Rosa Rugosa  Red and Pink

Hawthorn Blossom

Red Campion
Wild Parsley

Ragged Robin
Rosa Rugosa white

Monday 2 May 2011

I bought a new apple tree for the meadow  yesterday. My Bramley  apple tree died not long after planting it . I hadn't noticed it had damage on its trunk. When I saw this one I thought it was a must have . It is called Anglesey pig snout (due to its shape )it dates from the 1600s and has been in constant cultivation here on the Island since then . It is a green baking apple a good choice to replace the Bramley

Latest flowers into bloom

Birds foot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)

Common Vetch (Vicia sativa)
Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus