Category Archives: Wildflower meadow

Summer work and summer chafers

I’ve now started work on the raised beds and steps closest to the house. I’m planning to build the beds out of fence posts and deck boards. We’re also going to clad our “feature sleeper steps” (estate agent speak) since … Continue reading

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Honesty is the best policy

Honesty is the best policy…. if you want some really attractive early flowers that is. We’ve got both pink and white Honesty (Lunaria annua) growing and flowering in the wildflower meadow as this photograph just about shows: We’ve also got … Continue reading

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Meadow cutting

The meadow has done really well in its first year and many of the plants are still flowering. We had some beautiful blooms in the meadow, the Corncockle (Agrostemma githago), Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus) and Corn Chamomile (Anthemis arvensis) all spring … Continue reading

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Late green manuring… again

We had some good weather this weekend so I took the opportunity to put another coat of paint on the back of the house and also tidy up the veg plot a bit. I dug up the shrivelled remains of … Continue reading

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Meadow begins to sprout

In early May, I sowed our wildflower meadow. The plants are all now sprouting:

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