Tuesday, 13 May 2008

The cornfield

I have always loved cornfields and wildflower meadows. Probably my favourite is at Pickerings Pasture alongside the river Mersey

Yesterday I planted our own little cornfield with corn poppies, corn marigolds, cornflowers, corn cockles and ox-eye daisies. It's situated next to the bog garden, the idea being to give lots of cover to anything visiting the pond and to provide a site for insects. The bricks mark the edge of where our new lawn will be.

I have a number of other English wild flowers and intend to plant more meadow on the left hand side of the garden near the pond, but that will have to wait until we have cleared a large area of rubble, fence panels and bricks.

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