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 23 September 2011
We have had Pipistrellus flying around the house and meadow for many years but I have never seen a Long Eared Bat until last night. My daughter Diane and my 2 grand daughters saw them first as they were leaving to go home at dusk about 8pm.they kept flying in and out of a small hole in the out buildings in the rafters I am in no doubt that they are here due to the moths that abound in the Wild Flower Meadow. It gave me a lovely warm glow ,yes I really am doing something for the wildlife. Sorry no picture to go with this they are just too fast.
Sunday 18 September 2011
|Euonymus Spindle Tree|
While on holiday last week in Ireland I collected quite a few wild flower seeds.I'm planning next year to have an Irish corner in the meadow. I was hoping to get some new seasons Yellow Rattle seed to help control the grasses ,but the supplier let me down for some reason, So I will now have to find a local source of fresh seed .
|Guelder Rose Viburnum opulus|
I have already planted out new plug plants that I had raised in the green house .My bulb order of Fritillary meleagris the snakes head Fritillary arrived last week .These will want planting as soon as possible . they will be planted in one of the island beds in the middle of the meadow .