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  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 8,882

    Nut - many thanks. Am passing a GC today so will get some seeds going.  Thank you for "holding my hand" on this long term project image.  One question every six months is a difficult one to keep a thread going for.  You can be sure that if it ever succeeds, I will be giving "my friend Nut" all the credit - people can make of that what they will!!

    We did not inherit the earth from our grandparents.  We’re borrowing it from our children.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,107

    That's very kind chicky. Not sure if I'll deserve it but thank you. I've had 20 years to realise my errors so if I can shorten that time for others I will.

  • AlieshAliesh Posts: 179

    Hi all, would love to see some phots of your wildflower meadows.

    I am hoping to start one next year on my wild allotment, just trying yo get rid of ground elder at momentimage

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,107

    I'll see what I can find this evening aliesh

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,107

    It was surprisingly difficult to find pics. I think the last couple of summers have been so poor it's not been so photogenic. I'll have to look on the computer that goes back a few more years. Did find one of some crested dogs tail grass  and the yellow rattle

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,107

    But now I enlarged them I can see it's not all crested dogs tail.

     

  • AlieshAliesh Posts: 179

    Wow what a large meadow you have how lovely, do you get lots of wildlife?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,107

    We have lots of wildlife Aliesh, in spite of the farmer on 2 of our 3 boundaries being a bit spray happy. The third side is the road, if he started sprayng that it wouldn't surprise me. Loads of birds, one of our neighbours said the volume of birdsong goes up as you pass our garden. We get insects by the million, food for the bats. Dragonflies and damselflies, hoverflies. Bees a bit poor this year as with everyone else  but hoping for better when the weather improves. The sun is just beginning to show NOW image

    The ponds have great crested newts and smooth newts and larvae from all those insects. It's our patch of paradise.

  • Thanks so much everyone for all your input (especially you Nutcutlet - you sound

    like everyone's mentor and a great one at that I have to say). Chicky and Aliesh

    you are very welcome to use my thread...after all we are all hoping to achieve the

    same thing. I want my wildflower garden to get going a little bit more before I

    take photos so that there's more colour. Wow Nutcutlet you definitely have wild-

    flower meadows and not a wildflower garden....you are so blessed! I used to live

    right on the edge of the Cheshire countryside as a girl and still can't get used to

    living in suburbia (even if it is by the sea).
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,107

    This is out bit of paradise. WaF. Dog daisies are a bit lacking in themeadow this year but there plenty behaving as weeds in the rest of the garden so I'll have a reseed ina thin piece of grass, the yellow rattle have created a few of those and so have the ants with their nests.

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