When we first moved here the area behind the garage in the field was destined to be my veggie patch. Overgrown with brambles and being on a steep bank meant it was going to be a challenge, but I was determined to make it a lovely little potager with a picket fence and rows of raised beds running across the bank, it was going to be lovely.
Thankfully, I was persuaded to locate the veggie patch elsewhere on much flatter land (although not totally flat – I don’t think we own any flat land!). So after I’d insisted Mr Bumbleandme strimmed and cleared the area, which was no easy task, it lay waiting patiently to be assigned a use for.
In the meantime, the grasses and wild flowers grew……….
There are quite a number of different flowers and grasses growing, all loved by bees, butterflies and other insects. So now it’s known as the mini meadow. I’m not sure it’s technically a meadow, but to the untrained eye, it resembles one. The newly laid hedge is growing back nicely too. Hopefully one day the orchard area in the Willow field will look like this.