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 30 May 2013

A late start to flowering in 2013

I have been in Ireland for two weeks . We are so far behind here in my meadow I reckon at least 3 to 4 weeks.
Meadow before it was cut

Meadow after it was cut

Apple Blossom

Crab Apple Blossom
The apple blossom is fully out and looking gorgeous but the wild flowers are way behind what they have been in previous years 
On my return I cut the grass redefining the island beds .  
The yellow rattle is well established now, so hopefully will help to control the grasses . 
Saw the first fungi today but I will have to get it identified on ISPOT and edit later

Unidentified fungi

I've added Aquilegia  to the bed at the top of the meadow as another early food sorce for the bees