Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Flowery mead

 
 

June is the month when the meadows seem to overflow with colour.
The golden carpet above is all buttercups and they glow in the misty, thundery light.



This meadow must have dozens of different varieties of flowers and they form a more subtle tapestry.





I've been intrigued by the swathe of pink in a field alongside the A36 just past Wilton. Today I turned down a bumpy little track and went exploring. The pink is a mass of Campion flowers- red, pink and white. It is a breath-taking sight.





I can now boast that I have my own meadow. For some time, with the help of a gardening friend, I have been creating a tiny orchard at the bottom of my narrow terrace garden and have planted wild flowers and grasses beneath the trees. To some it might seem an over-gown muddle but to me it is utterly enchanting.








I will write a proper piece about my little orchard. It is a magical transformation from the bare earth of  two years ago.
I love the abundance of June in England.

17 comments:

  1. Here is abundance for certain. Your garden look beautiful. The bees must love it.

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    1. Thank you Marie. I have tried to have flowers and herbs that bees like.

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  2. That is really beautiful Jane, I love wild gardens with all the wild flowers and herbs. The smell can be so wonderfully heady as well.

    Sarah xx

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    1. It's the scents that I love Sarah, I wander around in the evening just sniffing! xx

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  3. Beautiful Jane, have you got any fairies in there?

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    1. Only once for sure... I was celebrating Midsummer and Emily's friends were dressed as fairies! xx

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  4. Hello Jane,
    I love your wild garden and no doubt you attract birds, butterflies and bees. This is a beautiful month.
    Helenxx

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    1. I'm always delighted by the wildlife I see. Yesterday it was a mother Blackbird with a mouthful of food for her babies xx

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  5. The meadows are beautiful and I bet they smell divine. I think it's lovely that you have your own. Diane

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    1. I'm so lucky Diane, it is a little dream come true xx

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  6. Your orchard and meadow area looks wonderful.It is good to see so many meadows now filled with wild flowers. Sarah x

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    1. Thank you Sarah, I do feel that wild flowers are increasing again- long may it continue! xx

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  7. I loved your Orchard when I saw it last Autumn. It is wonderful to see it in the full abundance of June too - thank you for sharing the photos. A couple of years ago I raised some red campion from seed and now they are thriving everywhere. So much so that they are smothering the vegetables, but I can't bring myself to cut them back!

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  8. I love your orchard, that's just beautiful :)

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  9. I agree. april May and June are my favourite months. I think May is the overall favourite because that's when so many of the countryside trees are in blossom, horse chestnuts and may trees are just incredible. And it has a special scent too. What a wonderful mini meadow. Part of our communal garden is left wild, and since it also has weeping willows it looks quite romantic.

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  10. I think it totally enchanting, too!

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  11. I love the blog post, and you helped me make such a fun card with it!
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