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 8 March 2013

Spring is not now far away and the meadow is already waking up .The shining yellow of the Lesser celandine and the  creamy pale yellow of the first Primrose are a welcome sight, After the long very winter a week of dry mild weather has brought everything on leaps and bounds, the Daffodils over the last couple of years are starting to bunch up nicely .  Anenome Blanda are showing small buds .All of these will make a welcome early food source for both Honey Bees and Bumble Bees over the next few weeks. The Quince and Rosa Rugosa are bursting into leaf giving the meadow a real spring feeling.

Lesser Celendine 2013 m7

Primrose ,primula vulgaris 2013 m9

Daffodil Narcissus 2012m4  m10

Anenome Blanda M10

Quince Cydonia Vulgaris 2013 m8

Rosa Rugosa 2013 M11

Saturday 2 March 2013

The first cut of the year

The first cut of the year

After a week of dry weather and winter sunshine the meadow was dry enough for the first cut on the grass .it will have its second cut in about 6 to 8 weeks depending how it grows.I just hope that the wild flowers are down there somewhere waiting and not all rotted off with all the wet weather of last summer and winter of 2012 .the hedging contractor did not return to cut my hedges so it looks like they will have to stay untidy as the birds will be nesting  a little trim by hand may be in order but no big noisy tractors