Recently I revealed that I had been working on a new border for quite some time and judging by the responses I received this whole new border came as quite a surprise to many of you. This is how it is looking now (pic above) and I'm rather pleased with it and, more importantly, so are the bees and the butterflies.
This is the latest bit I've added to it. Looks a bit bare at the mo but once everything starts growing I'll have to do a lot of pruning to keep it from turning into a jungle. I garden on heavy clay, which is not the easiest soil to garden on as it turns to concrete in the sun and mud in the rain, but it is fertile, very fertile. So together with the loads of rain we get, the moderate temperatures and the fertile soil, many plants grow with wild abandon at Bliss.
And now, gentle reader, something that you all have been waiting for, it's time for the big reveal, TADAAAAAAA, may I present my wildflower meadow to you:
Lovely isn't it, and such a butterfly and bee magnet too. I love watching my pretty meadow
with all its lovely delicate flowers waving about in the breeze.
And there are many kinds of flowers in my meadow too as you can see here.
There is something magical about wildflower meadows, don't you agree? They conjure up childhood images of warm summer days, laying on your back in the meadow watching the fluffy clouds in the brilliantly blue sky float by, bees buzzing, birds singing, the wind rustling, weaving daisies chains to wear on your head, picking posies for your Mum, and just simply being there, happy to be alive because the sun is shining and all is right with your widdle world.
And, before you get jealous, you haven't heard the best bit yet; everyone can have a wildflower meadow like mine.
See? Your own mobile bliss meadow TM, a little bit of heaven on earth, what more could you possible ask for?
And what did this little bit of heaven cost me? Less than a dollar and very little work. Does it get any more blissful than that? I don't think so. :-)
copyright 2008 Y.E.W. Heuzen
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