Monday, 24 July 2017

Wild Flowers


The Flower Show Committee has shown an interest in taking over the care of the village Flower beds. Having said this some bright spark has planted  out two with wild and cottage flowers this year and the results, are rather beautiful. 



39 comments:

  1. I think that is beautiful. Each to his/her own but formal beds of bedding leave me cold. Nature wins every time with me.

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    1. My thoughts exactly.I love wild flowers .

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  2. I love to see varied wild flower beds. More appealing to me than formal plantings.

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  3. I like the random rather than the precise.

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  4. your garden ninja deserves a medal for that! just gorgeous

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  5. Really lovely; I found two old sinks by our village Bothy (used as a community space) and planted them up with wild flowers like in your photos, as well as perennials. the wild flowers have caused lots of comments and reminiscing; I'm leaving them to hopefully seed around. More interesting than begonias :)

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  6. Those are soooo pretty! I agree with the others; wild flowers are so much nicer than formal beds!

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  7. I think wild flowers are the way to go! I hate formal flower beds and all the chemical pesticides, insecticides, weedkillers etc, used to keep them looking 'perfect'. With our diminishing bee and butterfly population wild flower patches provide much needed food and sanctuary for them as well as other insects and wild animals. :)

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  8. I leave my garden to the wild flowers and weeds and they always give me a perfect display.

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  9. Poppies and Blue Flax are two of my favourites! very pretty!

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  10. In our NY house, the former 2 owners had been Garden Club ladies.. so you can imagine the plants and flowers that bloomed almost all year. Even in winter, the evergreens were in just the right places to keep things from being too bare .. Poppies are right up there on my Favorite flower list and I was happy to see them outside the kitchen windows.

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  11. "Some bright spark," eh? Have you been guerilla gardening, John?

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  12. Last time I was in London I visited Battersea Park and saw the most beautiful display of wild flowers. When you have wildflowers are pretty as your it is a wonderful idea

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  13. Sorry that's a bit garbled but Blogger won't let me correct anything !

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  14. Wildflowers are just so cheerful and pretty. Love it!

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  15. I'm fond of a nice municipal floral clock myself....

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  16. Beautiful.
    One time I planted two seed packages of wild flowers in my front yard. Didn't know what would grow. I was so surprised with the beautiful display of wildly crazy stem and ones I knew.

    cheers, parsnip

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  17. Very attractive ... and you've given me the thought that maybe this is the answer to a flower bed where I can't get anything else to prosper. The wild ones might work.

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  18. My dad always refused to plant wildflower meadow gardens. He was a master gardener...and said that after a few years the weeds and grasses would take over and the pretty delicate flowers would be choked out. Instead he suggested planting with wildflower-like perennials, set out in groups of scattered threes, in a freeform manner. If you do decide on the meadow style, I believe they must be mowed close to the ground each fall or tree saplings and brambles and shrubs will take over.

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    1. I think more formal boarders would suit better

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  19. There is a small piece of ground sewn with wildflowers each year quite near where I live. I look forward to passing it because it is so beautiful. The pictures you show are spectacular John.

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  20. Love the wild and cottage display.

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  21. Love wild flowers.

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  22. Beautiful.......
    Shelly x

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  23. Good to see you're still scribbling...I always thought your blog would make an excellent TV series! And yes, the wild look suits you. P.S. my mum loves your posts

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  24. Nice to see your return !m

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  25. Beautiful! Here in Virginia it's against the law to take wildflowers from the roadsides.

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    1. Taking photographs is fine. You just can't dig them up. Sorry for the mix up John.

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    2. Ok , i just wanted to compare x

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  26. I love a good wildflower bed! We grew some here that came up a few years in a row, but last year the squirrels churned all the dirt over and very few of the seeds survived.

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  27. Wild Flower meadows . . .
    A sight to see . . .
    Not the easiest to maintain . . .

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  28. Oh these flowers, John!!! So very pretty. It really is a lovely thing that they are still to be found, and not tampered with. I love gardens but letting them grow and flourish like this......And then you let Rachel do a quick pastel on them ....that would be heaven to have in wintertime. Right, Rachel??

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  29. Very beautiful.

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  30. There is a small piece of ground sewn with wildflowers each year quite near where I live.'


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