A floral arrangement of cut
wildflowers from my garden meadow. The arrangement includes
Lady’s Bedstraw, one of my favourites with its strong meadow
fragrance that evokes memories of times past.
Wildflower meadows have been disappearing from our landscape
over many years but in recent times their importance for
wildlife has become an issue over the concern for our
disappearing wildlife. More people are now creating small
meadows in their gardens and with that comes the wildlife such
as bee’s, butterflies, hoverflies, moths, and other insects
who are again finding a home.
Creating your own
wildflower mini-meadow like mine is immensely rewarding, and
not just for the invertebrates!
The Wildlife Trusts
state “nearly all of our wildflower meadows have disappeared
as farming practices have changed and towns and villages have
expanded to swallow up flower-rich fields. Luckily some
farmers and conservation charities work hard to maintain these
precious species-rich habitats.”