Shadwell In Bloom
 

WILD FLOWERS IN COLLIERS LANE

The flower bed started as a result of reading a quote in a magazine, something along the lines of “…if bees disappear from the surface of the earth, man would have no more than 4 years to live”.

Shadwell in Bloom supported the idea of a raised bed dedicated to successive flowering of pollen-rich and insect friendly wild flowers that provide a regular and reliable food source for birds and bees.

In the first year (2011), I planted an assortment of seeds including: Field Scabious, Cornflowers, Oxeye daisy, Borage, Nasturtium, Marigolds, Poppies, Sweet Peas, Fennel, Nigella, Cosmos, Red Campion, Aquilegia, Musk Mallow and  Forget-me-not. Each year after flowering I collect and dry the seed heads and just replant in the spring….and they all just seem to come up like magic!

The 2015 and 2016 groups in the bed seemed even taller!!

Sue Fallon

Sue's front garden always creates interest with its multi-purpose design. Again- watch this space in 2016/2017!

Norman Taylor