Quote of the day:
In fact, the mere act of opening the box will determine the state of the cat, although in this case there were three determinate states the cat could be in: these being Alive, Dead, and Bloody Furious.”
– Terry Pratchet
Forage in May for:
Alexanders, Beech leaves, Cow Parsley, Hairy Bittercress, Dandelion Flowers , Cleavers, Primroses, Ransoms, Sweet Violets, Hawthorn, Lime leaves, Red Clover, Ox-eye Daisy, Garlic Mustard, Wild Garlic
Wordless Wednesday – It’s like magic!
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How heavenly. It’s interesting to see how the presence of the spring bulbs brings a ‘simple’ grassy area to life. This the sort of planting that inspires me to plant more bulbs in the rough grass.
Yes, me too. I have a few patches of camassias in the meadow patch here, but I will be adding more and mixing them with alliums too.
Gorgeous. I always forget about camassias until I see them flowering in other gardens. I’ve made a note to self for autumn bulb purchases.
I’ve been particularly impressed with the Camassia Alba in the mixture. They are the strongest/tallest in the long grass, although they are flowering marginally later.
So pretty! I bet it is buzzing too.
Yes, it’s a living tapestry which changes each time I go in. Today there were more gladioli and irises out. I am sure that you are right about the buzzing, but it has been so wet and windy for the last week in the east of England that the insects are just not on the wing at all.
How very beautiful Allison, 200,000 bulbs sounds a real labour of love but absolutely worth it.
We were planting each day for at least two months. Funnily enough I didn’t plant a single one in the Pleasure Grounds, but plenty in the walled garden.
Wow, what a wonderful sight. I must order some more camassias. They look so lovely though long grass.
Yes, I’ve been inspired too. I’ve been too conservative in the past, but now I think that you have to go for as many as you can afford for the impact.
So, so pretty!!
Yeap and the effect changes every week, so it’s a wonderful living tapestry.
I love flower meadows – this one is beautiful!
It has been wonderful to see just how transformative bulbs in rough grass can be to the atmosphere of the place. Plus they are unexpectedly emphasising the colours of the trees and shubs in the pleasure grounds too.
Those Camassias are just wonderful. You can never have enough bulbs.
I agree with both sentiments!
What a superb meadow! I bet it makes you feel so proud that you helped create it. Thanks so much for sharing!
In the autumn it never feels like we will get them all in in time, but they are definitely worth the ‘tulip hand’ and back aches when you see the results. Happy to share.