Monday, 16 July 2012

Pictorial Meadow Gold


Coreopsis is really ringing the changes as the meadowy area takes on a golden hue. There are seemingly millions of buds about to break open which, with forcast higher temperatures and warm sunshine, should burst out fully by the end of this week.

I think the yellow and mahogany mixed with the white umbels of Ammi majus, the bishop's flower,  gives a warm and cheery feel to the whole area. I prefer this stage than earlier in the season and just hope it lasts a good while.





The gold and yellow looked particularly intense in this morning's light. The only mild dissapointment is that something has eaten all the red orache, but in fairness, with no shortage of 'wee beasties' on hand, I consider that the orache is a small price to pay in the whole scheme of things.

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  1. The flowers look amazing. Just checked out some of your cottages and they are just adorable.

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  2. What a glorious sight to behold. So much color.

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  3. Now that really packs a punch of vibrant colour Rob. Hope that you are allowing yourself some time each day to 'stand and stare'.

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  4. Oh now that really packs a punch of vibrant colour Rob. Hope that you are allowing yourself some time each day to simply 'stand and stare'.

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    1. I have to walk through the meadow area each day to the swimming pool, I usually go early morning when the light's best.

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  5. Looks great, Rob! Your guests must love seeing your flower gardens.

    Coreopsis blooms here for a very long time. I have only one ammi majus this year...probably disturbed too many while rearranging last fall, so I'll let this one self-sow.

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    1. I'm hoping it'll carry on through September. I'm sure the ammi will be back properly for next year.

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  6. What is the red flower in the mix? Can't see the detail.

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    1. James that's red flax, with the odd red poppy still popping up.

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  7. Rob that meadow looks fabulous.

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  8. Beautiful photos...I love wildflowers!

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  9. Beautiful, beautiful pictures. What a garden! Lucky chap. (I can imagine it was lots of toil but the results are amazing).

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  10. Hello, lovely blog and your meadow looks lush!

    I was wondering if you could share any pictures of the progress of the meadow throughout the seasons? how did we look like at the end of the season and how it looks now? in fact I'm doing a research of public perception on Pictorial Meadows (and other naturalistic plants) in response to seasonal change, if you have any pics to share it would be much appreciated!

    Cibele

    cibeledonato@hotmail.com

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