I've been watching our meadow very closely since I decided that it could have a chance to let all its flowers just do what they wanted. Even though it's been raining loads since my last post on it it has provided lots of interest if even for when we are just rushing past it with the washing for a third time in a day.
The first thing that I noticed was that once the daisies were allowed to keep their heads on they didn't really renew themselves after they died naturally. I'm sure that the reason for this is that they had a chance to set seed and so their job was done.
The next thing that I noticed was that there were two cat poos in the meadow. Long grass seems to be a good place to relieve oneself if you are a cat so if you wanted to have a meadow and also have kids then maybe a little fence could be installed around the meadow which would probably have a nice effect.
There are still plenty of buttercups and now there are some new additions to the flowers list. Unfortunately I don't know what two of them are called yet but I will try to find out in the library tomorrow.
This beautiful purple flower has come up in a few small clumps and while it didn't look very promising at the start is now my favourite flower in the meadow. I can look at it waving about in the wind as I pretend to be tidying up the kitchen.
This is clover. I love the heavy perfume of clover and I have some memory that you can suck nectar out the bottom of it or something. I may try that later.......maybe.
This delicate and tiny white flower is spreading over a small area and is hard enough to spot. I don't remember ever seeing this flower before. It is only about 3mm across. You can see the leaves that go with it to the left of the main bunch of little flowers.
This is another yet to be identified flower. It is just beginning to bloom at the moment and seems to be quite a tall member of the meadow family.
There are a few members that have not flowered yet and I will be interested to see how many different flowers this small areas can support. So far seven have bloomed and all of them are beautiful.
Here is a little guy that was resting just at the edge of the meadow on the physalis, which is doing very well by the way. More on that soon.