Wildflowers at home

All around our garden wildlflowers make their home and they are welcome with open arms.

Here tufted vetch. One of the earliest vetches to flower and loved by bees especially Common carder bees.

Secondly globe marigold. I transferred a bit of a plant to our pond many years ago where it grows. Though it is in the nearby drains where it flourishes. It’s bright yellow petals are just like mini suns.

Thirdly lesser celendine with violets; for me the colour combination is just perfect. Violets along with primroses are my favourite spring flowers.

Fourthly the humble buttercup. While the creeping buttercup is a bit of a nuisance as a “weed” in the vegetable patch you cannot but enjoy the bright yellow flowers.

Next bluebells. Yes they are already in flower. I collected seed from a woodland not too far away and have waited five patient years for these seeds to grow enough to produce flowers. It was worth the wait.

And finally dandelions – many of which are now seed heads. But these are loved by bullfinches, goldfinches and chaffinches.

37 thoughts on “Wildflowers at home

  1. dust4y

    All beautiful. The globe marigolds are indeed sunny and I’m most impressed with your 5 year bluebell wait. They must be difficult to cultivate as I would have thought your garden is perfect for any wildflower!

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    1. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

      The bluebells are quite easy to cultivate. Just collect the seed. Sprinkle in pots of compost and leave in shady place outside and water if it is very dry. Each year you see leaves getting bigger, till one year the bulbs have enough energy to produce flowers too. All you need is patience 😊

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    1. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

      They say patience is a virtue. It is one thing I have developed over time, patience that is. I think it comes from being a mother as well as a gardener😊

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      1. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

        Yes, I am sure a lot of parents who are home schooling will have more respect for teachers and their patience after this is all over.

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  2. Heyjude

    Lovely variety of wild flowers. I could add daisies to your list, but I don’t have the bluebells or the globe marigold which is so pretty. I never thought of collecting bluebell seeds and there are loads on the hill nearby. I shall try and remember to do that this year, though whether I shall still be living in this house in 5 years time is debatable.

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