Six on Saturday favourites

This week I am combining my Six on Saturday with some of my favourite things.

The wildflower meadow is just coming into it’s own. One of my favourites parts of the garden.

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I did say in a comment that I would post some of my yellow alliums this week. I just love flowers.

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And these alliums are one of my favourites, they remind me of fireworks going off.

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And of course I cannot post about my favourite things without including a photo of a bumblebee……………

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And growing my own food is another love – broad beans with another bee!

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And this year I am loving vetch, because there seems to be so much of it and the bees are loving it too.

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23 thoughts on “Six on Saturday favourites

    1. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

      Thank you Tina. I wish knew more flowers but it is something you can always keep building on.

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  1. Wild Daffodil

    Never bored of your bee shots, especially when you tell us how to identify them. I have quite a bit of vetch growing and it is so pretty. The bees are going mad for my Purple Loosestife and Cerinthe – do they particualrly love purple flowers?

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      1. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

        I did have to do a little bit of research there – I knew they saw slightly differently to us, but it was actually a conversation we had at the dinner table tonight – so I wanted to check my facts out anyway:)

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  2. Leya

    Don’t ever stop sending us bee shots…and flowers, and food, and…Just wonderful garden flowers, and I envy you your wildflower meadow. I am trying to get one, but it is difficult to make it work! Any advice is welcome! Love your allium as well – fireworks are a very good metaphor for them.

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    1. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

      My advice with flower meadow is patience:) Collect wild flower seed from the wild and sow in trays in the autumn and put somewhere sheltered. Once plants have germinated and grow big enough to handle plant into small pots. Once you have pots plants of about 4-5cm, plant out where you want them to grow. If you have lots of grass find flowers that parasitise grass roots – like Yellow rattle, Rhinanthus minor.

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  3. Lora Hughes

    Marvelous detail in the first bee photo. Love a good yellow allium. Do you contain your vetch or let it run wild?

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    1. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

      I have lots of wild areas in garden and I let the vetch do it’s own thing there. It’s in our school garden too in the flower beds which I try and help maintain. I try and control it a bit there:)

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  4. dust4y

    How lovely vetch is – another one to grow.. Keep hearing of yellow rattle as it controls the grasses in a flower meadow. Fingers crossed it works when we try to establish our small area.

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