My wildflowers are due for delivery today. So yesterday I checked out what’s at the bottom of my garden at the moment.
Wildflowers au naturel
These all made their home in my garden of their own accord. Earlier there was Ladies Smock all over the damp area. Now it’s covered in Marsh Marigold. I also spotted some Selfheal, but it might have been Bugle. And of course, the Primroses and Bluebells were exquisite. The horsetail is interesting, but a bit of a pest further up the hill!
I mentioned the honeysuckle, brambles, and rose in the hedge during last week’s Bug Survey. There’s also Common Vetch, Birds-foot Trefoil, Cat’s Ear, Common and Creeping Buttercup, Scarlet Pimpernel, thistle, dock, and more.
Here are some photos…
Flowers from BWFP
BWFP is British Wildflower Plants. The order is due in a couple of hours!
Snake’s Head Fritillary, Devil’s Bit Scabious, Greater Bird’s Foot Trefoil, Purple Loosestrife, Ragged Robin, Bladder Campion, Lady’s Bedstraw, Lesser Knapweed and Vipers Bugloss.
4 thoughts on “Wildflowers at the Bottom of the Garden #30DaysWild”
Are any of these edible by the boys?
Several, I am guided partly by BWFP’s ‘tortoise mix’ offer, but mostly picked what I want for the site. They can’t eat daisy or buttercup, and I pulled up a seriously poisonous ragwort the other day. They love vetch and clover. Apparently they can eat ground elder, which is an invasive weed infesting the front garden. I’ve yet to try it on them!
I love wildflowers and our native plants, though some end the season looking pretty messy. I’m good with that 🙂
But then you’re ‘leaving them to seed’ of course!
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