My wildflower garden is about five years old now.

It’s been masquerading as a blue nearly wildflower garden for the past month, since the self-sown forget-me-nots add a haze of colour between the naturalised daffodils and the real wildflowers coming out.  Save for the cowslips, that is.  I should divide them and plant them more widely.

Now they’ve started (this week’s pics)…

Wildflowers attract wildlife

I’m looking forward to as much wildlife in it as last year.  Already I have bumblebees, blue damselflies, banded demoiselles (another damselfly, but bigger), and cinnabar moths (whose main food plant is ragwort, which I allow to grow just for the moths). There are bugs and beetles, frogs and ants.  Birds like the green woodpeckers come and dig the ants nests, and I’ve had partridges scratching around for seed.

These are some of my pictures from the past…

This is part of my #30DaysWild challenge.  You can join in!

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7 thoughts on “My Wildflower Garden #30DaysWild

  • 2 June, 2018 at 1:21 pm
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    I swear that on your beautiful picture of the azure damselfly. About an inch above the head of the damsel fly there appears to be a bird looking out from behind the leaves.
    xxx Massive Hugs xxx

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  • 2 June, 2018 at 1:43 pm
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    Beautiful and wild. I bet there are some tasty things in there for the boys!

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    • 2 June, 2018 at 3:59 pm
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      Mmm! Wild oregano, wild thyme, red clover. Fred and George used to love ribwort plantain, but these guys, no thank you!!

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  • 5 June, 2018 at 3:34 am
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    I love it. I, too, have a native plant garden–the whole front yard of my house (which is actually not as vast as it sounds, as the lots in our neighborhood are about the size of postage stamps). And it looks nothing like yours! Right now it’s heavy on California Poppies, with blue-eyed grass peeking through.

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