Pictorial Meadows Encore



What a difference 8 or 9 weeks make!

The meadowy area I sowed back in April has started to come into flower - quite a change if you compare it to here.


The initial 'flush' is red, courtesy of the poppies which will gently calm down as more white populates the area.  I can already see the buds of ammi majus, the bishop's flower, and the blues of cornflower starting to happen. The whole colour will slowly change to yellow and gold as the Tickseed and Corn marigold come into flower towards the end of Summer.


I particularly like the Red orache which could get quite tall if the season isn't too dry.

As I mentioned previously, I sowed the Pictorial Meadows 'Classic' mix - so far so good.

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  1. Looks great, Rob. This is quite exciting, seeing it actually work so well.

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    1. Thanks James, It's very bright, maybe too bright, I don't know. I'm looking forward to seeing it evolve.

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    1. Thanks Sweetbay. I worried for weeks it wouldn't take off. Well it certainly has.

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  3. Beautiful! That didn't seem to take long. I suspect you have made all sorts of
    critters and creatures very happy! Love your paths through the grass as well.

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    1. Hi Gayle, the whole area is 'abuzz' with bees, hoverflies etc.

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  4. Wow, but that looks so gorgeous. The result is really good. Bet the bugs are so very happy. Diane

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    1. Thanks Diane, I think 'Pictorial meadows' seed mixes are some of the best around.

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  5. Fantastic! Success! You've got to be proud of it as it looks exactly has one would dream for a meadow garden.

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    1. Thanks, I'm debating what to sow next year. There are perennial mixes but whatever it is, it needs to handle dry as the soil is so free draining there.

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  6. Like the Mary Poppins chalk paintings, I really want to walk down that path -- a lovely scene.

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    1. Hello Denise, I think you're right, thanks.

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  7. Pines are growing like crazy too I see. Kerry

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    1. You noticed. Parasol Pine loves it there. For a slow growing tree they take of for me.

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  8. Beautiful. Your choice seems to fit in so well with the landscape.

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    1. Thankyou Mary. I hope it continues to complement the landscape as it changes.

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  9. Yep, love those poppies. It make traveling thru France a delight.
    Not a common sight here in Oz.

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    1. This was a real poppy year. I think the spring weather aided germination as they seem to be in just about every field.

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  10. Beautiful. Looks like a fantastic place to sit and make friends with a nice bottle of wine...

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    1. Cheers Rob, a couple of my guests sat on the steps nearby with a glass or three of chilled rosé...

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  11. Fabulous Rob...I've got wildflower meadow envy - and a few plans!!!
    Our poppies are only just coming out, so you're about a fortnight ahead of us. I'm thinking I might pinch your meadow idea and use it up in front of the copse at the top of the garden???
    I can only hope that it'll look as good as yours does!

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    1. Liz you should do it. It isn't too much work and the effect is lovely.

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  12. Gorgeous meadow planning! I'm sure all the pollinators appreciate it, too! Well done!

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    1. Thanks Kathryn and yes, the whole area is buzzing.

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  13. Synchronized flowering...., how they take turns to make appearance!

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    1. Exactly, the whole thing will change colour as the weeks pass.

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  14. Wow! You must be delighted. Hope that you will provide a monthly update Rob.

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  15. Thanks Anna. Well it's changing colour as we speak, with yellow coreopsis among others starting to flower. I'll take some photos.

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  16. I'm growing the same seed up in wet wet Lancaster. We have just got to this stage of flowering now. If yours is the same as mine it looks even better in reality than in the photos. I'm looking forward to seeing how things progress! It is brilliant to see a snapshot of what I have to come! Thank you!

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