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Wild and free?!

This is part of a wild flower meadow in the big GC near here.



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Oooh I love this, although I must admit my fingers are itching to pull up the willow herb lol, get lots of that in my borders. I do think its pretty in the wild though:-))

30 Jun, 2012

amy
Amy
 

I love it too , it's beautiful .. we have Rose bay willow herb Bg .. no matter how much we pull up it still appears again the next year :o(

30 Jun, 2012

 

At least it's not too hard to pull out, not like dandelions and dock etc..also got lots of buttercups with all this rain and they can be a pain too. Isn't it funny Amy, my plants have had a battering from this awful weather, but my weeds seem to love it lol:-)

30 Jun, 2012

 

yes my weeds are growing exceptionally well!!

my dad [who didnt know anything about plants] used to say rose bay willow herb was his favourite plant ~ only because he could remember the name of it!!

i throw mine over the fence to the wild area!!

30 Jun, 2012

 

Oh that's lovely Sticki, great pic...

30 Jun, 2012

 

thank you SL, i think it had more poppies in last year? reds, pinks and maybe more cornflowers?

30 Jun, 2012

 

does this go with it??

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhGeH07lo5M

30 Jun, 2012

 

Beautiful Sticki - it is like a PC wallpaper backdrop - lovely

30 Jun, 2012

 

Thanks Paul

30 Jun, 2012

 

:))))))))))))))))

30 Jun, 2012

 

Oooh that's exactly what I'm hoping for in my wildflower patch...isn't it lovely? :)

30 Jun, 2012

 

Think this is the second or third year for it now.

30 Jun, 2012

 

..and I bet it's more than a metre square too? lol ;)

30 Jun, 2012

 

Um yes, didn't measure it but I think it's bigger than my garden (not difficult!)

30 Jun, 2012

 

...as I thought! lol...why do I attempt such ridiculous projects...but you never know..the plants are growing beautifully with all the rain and one is even flowering!

30 Jun, 2012

 

Lovely, I was more businesses did this.

30 Jun, 2012

 

They have lots of land, Karen and Drc, Webbs has been a nursery for years and is now a very large GC, they have riverside gardens and some small show gardens.

30 Jun, 2012

 

I love this. I decided to get the grandchildren to seed the top garden with wild flower seeds and have them enjoy watching it all grow.....it's rubbish only leggy weeds coming up.

30 Jun, 2012

 

Lovely idea HB, perhaps it will get better?

30 Jun, 2012

 

Hope so Sticki, I have started throwing any spare flowerseeds up there in the hope something decent grows for them.

30 Jun, 2012

 

I wonder what it depends on? Soil? Seeds? Weather?

30 Jun, 2012

 

Ah so that's what my wild flower bit at the front is meant to looks like! its so pretty :)

30 Jun, 2012

 

Such a pretty picture Sticki, love the colour of those poppies. Wish I could get around to a meadow wild flower area...not as simple as it sounds!!
I think Tetbury are preparing their wild flower area again. Looks like all the grass is removed, a quick weed kill and then the sowing of the seeds.
Your photo is stunning.

30 Jun, 2012

 

Is that the pic you showed us last year Lulu?

30 Jun, 2012

 

It is Pixi...well done for remembering!

30 Jun, 2012

 

Oh how could I not remeber that it was beautiful! That inspired me to do a wee one here..but its not really working. thosands of seeds ive put it in and only lupins daisies and not sure if they are french mariglods or Rudbeckia. oh a and one Corn cockle!

30 Jun, 2012

 

Love corncockle,s so pretty. well done for giving it a go. Last year I planted a wild flower mix David brought me, in a big pot so I could keep an eye on them. It worked well.

30 Jun, 2012

 

I got mine form ALdi 2 packs of them iwith thousands of seeds!

30 Jun, 2012

 

I will ask how they made this, thank you lulu and pixi

30 Jun, 2012

 

A lovely sight to see, may try a mix next year in a big pot like Lulu;0)

1 Jul, 2012

 

yes lovely piece of music for it to, goes well :-)

1 Jul, 2012

 

Beautiful photo Sticki . . . try it with this :-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MndpWBRgYxE

1 Jul, 2012

 

sounds lovely PP, look forward to seeing that
always liked that music SL
thanks muddy ~ loved your music choice, a favourite of mine for a very long time. thank you.

1 Jul, 2012

 

Love the violin..wish I had kept it up! and the piano too..sadly now I have neither. :(

2 Jul, 2012

 

That's a shame pixi, maybe one day?

2 Jul, 2012

 

Great picture!

2 Jul, 2012

 

thanks michaella, hopefully we will see more and more of this, i saw a small area yesterday in an NGS garden.

2 Jul, 2012

 

It's never too late Pixi . . .
Sticki, your avatar is simply beautiful :-)

2 Jul, 2012

 

oh thank you muddy, its where i would like to be!!!

2 Jul, 2012

 

That's gorgeous, I adore California poppies, I'm also itching tO yank out the willow herb!!!!

4 Jul, 2012

 

maybe i should tell the GC about the willow herb??

4 Jul, 2012

 

Round here it tends to be the smaller GCs which do things like wildflower meadows - well patches. Your picture is lovely. I have loved wildflowers since childhood but find they don't do that well on my clay soil, tho' I do have buttercups and daisies and dandelions, herb Robert and all the usual suspects which all seem to thrive! I keep a nettle patch too for butterflies to lay their eggs but haven't seen any since the Spring really. :( Sad face ? Looks a bit like a frog.

4 Jul, 2012

 

oh yes, i like that froggy face!!!

4 Jul, 2012

 

Lovely flowers for the butterflies and bees. Trouble is with the weather I haven't seen many insects in the garden.

8 Jul, 2012

 

An occasional bee or butterfly when it finally stops raining but otherwise it's just slugs and snails!
The wretched lily beetle still seems to survive though!

8 Jul, 2012

 

Beekeepers must be having a struggle keeping their bees going this year.

8 Jul, 2012

 

i would think they are, as if things werent tough enough!

8 Jul, 2012



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