As I wander and drive around our local area I notice something.  There is a lot of green everywhere but where is the colour, where are the flowers? As busy people look for more ‘low maintenance’ gardens I see swathes of evergreens and shrubs but in comparison there are very few flowers.  No wonder the poor old bees are having a hard time of it.  Last year I had no time at all to do very much in the garden but the depressing strip of bare ground next to our drive played on my mind so much that I had to do something about it.  I bought a packet of seeds described simply as ‘mixed wildflowers’ from the garden centre, roughed up the ground a little, chucked the lot on the sad patch of bare ground and left it. Look at it now!

Pink and White Wild Flowers

It makes my heart sing to think that last year this was just a patch of nothing and now, every time I walk past the house or look out of the window there is my very own miniature wildflower meadow.

Pink and White Wild Flowers

Get up close and there are beautiful heart-shaped grasses amongst the flowers.

Heart Shaped Grass

I’ve seen bees and beetles on this once unloved patch, so it just goes to show that you don’t really need any skill or much space to create somewhere beautiful that you and local wildlife can enjoy.  This part of gardening has taken me a while to get to grips with: you have to just do things and see how it goes, if it doesn’t work you can try something else next year and if it does work you can pretend that you knew it was going to be marvellous all along.  It is a great lesson for life in general.

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  1. Helen The good life mum says

    I also have a patch of wild flowers I just love yours and your so right they burst forth that much needed colour and bring lots of insects too. I really like that heart flower you have very pretty

    • says

      It is such a shame, I am making a real effort to get flowers back but I just think many people don’t have the time or are afraid to give it a go. Thanks for reading x

  2. says

    Oh WOW! I am very envious of your campion & riot of colour. What a fabulous result from a single pack of seeds. Thanks so much for your visit over at my place.

  3. says

    I love wildflowers, they are just so random and beautiful springing up and creating patches of colour all over the countryside. Our wee paddock used to have loads, but it got such a soaking last year and the early part of this year, that none of them have come up. I’ll have to go and scatter some seeds.
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    • says

      You never know, they might just be later than last year as it has been so cold and miserable so far this year.

    • says

      Thank you, it is such an easy way to make an impact in an area where not much else will grow and the bees benefit too!

  4. says

    I’ve been doing this for years, I buy a few wildflower packets a year and spread them around mine and my friends gardens, it is amazing what comes up! Beautiful flowers.

  5. says

    Aw I am so with you, have been doing a bit of guerilla gardening round here, with poppy seeds and wild flowers, I’d love the houses round here to look like the ones in Cotswolds villages. Gorgeous shots!


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