Thursday, 26 July 2012

Wildflower canvas

A strip of land, owned by the commune, has been sown with a wild flower seed mix this year and the result is just staggering!

The colourful mix of flowers is buzzing with insects and bees, and unmistakeable sound of hundreds of grasshoppers...

Here are a handful of the photos I took the other afternoon....
















In botanical circles there is some debate about the choice of mix for these areas of planted wild flowers and their efficacy in achieving the aims for which they are sown. But whatever one's feelings in this respect, the indisputable fact remains: the flowers not only look beautiful, brightening up an otherwise dull patch of ground, but they also attract a wide range of mini-beasts - which must be good news.

1 comment:

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

This looks quite beautiful. I have one bed that is a random planting and we get masses of different insects there. There is also a couple of sun flowers there and the birds just clean them out of seed. Enjoy your flowers. Diane