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

Thursday 21 June 2012

The best laid plans of mice and men etc etc

Things don’t always go as we plan . I thought I was creating a lovely Irish wild flower section in the meadow but it wasn’t to be . I don’t know what happened a huge amount of rape suddenly appeared .We pulled out hundreds but after the heavy rain there were thousands not hundreds and all flowering at 2 to 3 inches high. The only solution was to treat it with Round Up ..If left it  the whole meadow would be covered in a couple of years.
The only way I think it could of happened  is it must have been in the hen food. I had  put some hen manure there when cleaning the hen pen before I transferred it to the compost heap
Rather than leave it empty I have filled the space with plug meadow plants I had coming on in the greenhouse and lots of nectar rich plants from the garden. I have also sown more meadow seeds and some annuals as well.
I'll just have to keep my fingers crossed and see how it works

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