A record of wildlife in my garden and various trips to the Warwickshire countryside and occasionally further afield.
"To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour."
From "Auguries of Innocence"
by William Blake
Saturday, 21 July 2012
Mini Wildflower Meadow
The wildflower meadow in the garden is probably looking its best now. Regular visitors to this blog may recall that one third of the mini meadow was re-seeded earlier in the year after being dug over to remove the couch grass that was beginning to dominate.
Poppies are the main flower in the newly re-seeded area although this will change over the years as other species establish themselves.
St John's Wort and Poppies
You can just make out cornflower and corn marigold behind the poppies
St Johns Wort and Lesser Knapweed are the main species in the "older" part of the meadow now that Red Campion has in the main finished flowering
In flower at the moment in the garden "meadow" are St John's Wort, Poppy, Ox-eye Daisy, Cornflower, Corn Marigold, Field Scabious, Lesser Knapweed, Meadow Buttercup, Salad Burnet, Field Pansy, Yarrow, Red Campion, Common Vetch and Trefoil. There were several hoverflies and bumble bees amongst the flowers this morning and hopefully as summer finally arrives over the next few days and we get some sunshine their numbers should increase.
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