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

Monday 14 May 2012

Meadow still keeping me waiting

View from the bottom of meadow
Flowers waiting to bloom
The weather still continues to be cold and the meadow is still growing slowly a good 2 weeks later than this date last year. We are situated on top of  a hill and quite
 exposed . This makes  the garden and meadow later flowering than more sheltered parts of the island. 
Lots of flowers in bud just waiting for some warm sunny weather. Tonight we have have gale force winds and torrential rain

This miniature Braeburn Apple  is living in a large tub for the summer but will be planted in the meadow in the Autumn

Although these Buttercups are an absolute  nuisance in the garden,  I still can't help loving their beautiful shining cups.
 In the meadow they can grow to their  hearts content  
Sow Thistle is a good plant for bees and insects. 
Supposedly was used in the past for controlling fevers and high blood pressure. In the kitchen  added to stews as a pot herb ,although I've not tried this one myself. 

 Just when I was thinking not much colour in the meadow yet I found this little Viola peeping at me through the grass.

I love Welsh Poppies usually they are a beautiful sharp clean yellow but all mine are orange.I must try and get some seed for the yellow one.
This is the first of the White Campions that I added last Autumn .These are very short but I will add better photos of them later

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