A couple of years ago we sowed a meadow area in our garden as part of my wildlife garden project. Each year it produces a wealth of grasses and wild flowers, and if you get near enough you can hear the happy bees going from flower to flower.
I never feel like my photos do it justice – it’s so so much nicer to be in it than looking at a picture of it!
But here are some anyway, since I can’t have you all over! 😉
These are from earlier in the year when it was still relatively short. The plantains dominate at this point.
Then the tufted vetch starts to come in, you can see a few flashed of pink here, that’s the vetch.
This video was taken much more recently. You will see that the meadow is taller and is now dominated by ox eye daisies! I thought maybe filming the meadow would give you more of a feel for what it’s like…
What grows depends on several things so my meadow has ended up being predominantly grasses, plantain, and ox eye daisy. There is also buttercup, birds foot trefoil, clover, knapweed, mouse ear, and tufted vetch.
I have other wild flowers around the garden too, such as red campion, poppy, and cornflower. I’m always trying to add more!
This is the vetch:
I will have more photos of the meadow to show off the ox eye daisies soon 🙂 The best is yet to come as they say!