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 29 October 2011

Fungi I've not seen before

 Masses of different fungi have appeared in the meadow over the last few days .Ive not seen them before nor do I know the names of them. I will be putting them on ISPOT  to see if they can help .In the mean time I'm just enjoying them 

Friday 14 October 2011

Preparing the meadow for winter

Today was a lovely warm sunny day  a good opportunity to get on with getting the meadow ready for the winter The last of the hay collected and stacked . 
When rotted down in the spring it will be used on the vegetable garden as a mulch.The grass had its final cut of the year and I sowed 3000 Yellow Rattle seeds .This has to be this seasons seed and needs the cold of the winter to break its dormancy.
I finally managed to locate the seed s on Ebay so I hope they are O.K.
I also planted 100 Anemone Blanda bulbs and 180 Fritillaria Meleagris
A small area that was full of Brambles has been treated with Round Up. This will be resown in the spring with Irish wild flowers seed collected this summer further increasing the bio diversity of the meadow.

Wednesday 12 October 2011

Rain stopped play

Bad weather set in for almost 2 weeks .Half the hay still waiting to be picked up. When we haven't had rain we have had high winds ,Just hoping for better weather  later this week so we can get the job finished.