all the work, at last the 'meadow area' is starting to look like
a meadow. I sowed this triangle of ground beyond the veg beds with wild
flower seeds about 3 months ago and I wondered if the regular weeds were
going to take over before the wild flowers got established but the meadow
mixtures, particularly cornfield weeds like poppy, corn
marigold and now corn cockle (left, bottom
left) are beginning to show. There are some tall opium poppies
in the background (right), which I intend to remove. This part
of the garden is for our native flora.
already a buzz of bees amongst the flowers.
Unfortunately, I haven't got time to get down there drawing at the moment
but I wanted to photograph the first flush of colour.
I think I'm going to get a lot of use from this wild patch at the end
of the garden which is no larger than your average living room.
Richard Bell, email@example.com