The garden is also filled with loads of areas for the kids to play and explore. The two older children have their own gardens which they designed themselves and which they add to each year with new features and plants. The most recent addition,a mud pie kitchen area was added behind the shed. We also try to add new features every year – some permanent, some temporary – such as a dinosaur tire garden, climbing bean teepee, wild-flower border & sun-flower alley .
Restored step ladder and planted flowers table plan with lanterns and slabs of wood - Image by S6 Photography - Cherish by Suzanne Neville and bridesmaid dresses by Maids To Measure for a rustic tipi wedding in Yorkshire with wild flowers.
Providing the right plants in your garden is essential if you want to attract and support the widest variety of wildlife to your patch. Growing wild flowers from seed can be a little challenging but there are lots of things you can do to make it a little easier. Native wild flowers are an integral part
Greater Knapweed - Centaurea scabies is big and showy, like a cross between a cornflower and a thistle, with whiskery petals in a whorl. It is a valuable nectar source for insects and a favourite flower of butterflies, including the Marbled White and Dark Green Fritillary. It also has therapeutic properties, and was once used in skin ointments to heal wounds and infections. Centaurea scabiosa is a truly outstanding wild flower which outshines many cultivated plants.