wildflower bank

There’s a small wildflower bank behind the pond, made up of the top spits of turf removed when the pond was dug. I’ve introduced a couple of flowers with seeds collected locally, but mainly it’s been left to establish itself.

This is a record of the flowers that appear there, during the year 2022, and will be updated as new ones open.

small "foliate head" water outlet with cowslips above

The cowslips are an import – baby plants from my mother’s house on the edge of the Oxfordshire Cotswolds They’re gradually becoming established.

April 5th, 2022
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bright buttercup against dark grass leaves

The first buttercup opened, a brassy glare in the morning sunshine and almost impossible to photograph as the petals are so brightly reflective! I’m not sure quite what species of buttercup it is.

May 14, 2022
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yellow 5-petalled wood avens flower

Wood Avens (also known as Herb Bennet) has been flowering for about a week, but the fragile flowers are short-lived and get wind damage. I caught up with this one this morning.

May 25th, 2022
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Ox-eye - typical daisy white petals and yellow centre

Ox-eye daisy opened this morning. It’s getting rather invasive, crowding out meadowsweet and other things, so towards the end of th flowering season I’ll have to dig up most of the clump. Still, a cheerful sight.

May 26th, 2022
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