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 19 August 2011

Bird Feast

Elderberry (Sambucus)
The bees have done an amazing job this summer there is an abundance of berries in the hedges surrounding the meadow. Down the right hand side I planted about 150 Rosa Rugosa five years ago. these are now about 3and a half feet and absolutely laden with very large shiny rose hips . On the other side of the meadow  there are Hawthorn , Elderberry  and Sloe.  Planted within in the Meadow its self are crab apples and Rowen these are all just for the birds. For me there are Apples, Plums , Greengage and Quince.also within the wild hedge there are loads of Blackberries which will ripen later. Its lovely to see how it all fits together the flowers providing nectar for the insects and in return they pollinate the flowers for seed and the trees for fruit which in turn benefit the birds. The amount of Finches that are eating the flower seed is really surprising I have seen  Green Finches that I have not seen in my garden for at least five years Gold Finches and Chaffinches . Something is already feasting on the Rose Hips but have not see what that is as yet.

Rowen or Mountain Ash (Sorbus)

Crab Apple ( Malus)

Rosa Rugosa

 Hawthorn Tree (Crataegus Monogyna)

Sloe or Blackthorn (Prunus Spinosa)

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