It’s lovely to walk around the garden on a warm sunny spring day looking at the wildflowers popping up from under the trees and hedges.
Celandines carpet the ponds edge, opening their vibrant yellow flowers to the sun. Delicate pastel blue flowers of forget-me-nots pop up in patches under blossom trees. Wild garlic hiding at the bottom of the garden by the wildlife log pile, has just burst into pretty white flowers, and the smell of garlic fills the nostrils as I walk past. Dead nettles clump together in parts of the garden that are untouched and forgotten about.
Violets hug the ground almost hiding their delicate blue flowers under the hedge whilst comfrey stands up right in the sunshine showing off pastel pink flowers.
And lets not forget the dandelions and daisies that scatter the lawn like little rays of sunshine. I’m not sure why some people don’t like them in their lawn as I think they are happy little flowers and bring much needed nectar and pollen to early pollinators. I think its lovely to see wildflowers in the garden as they add a sprinkling of magic to the garden and are so beneficial to wildlife. I certainly don’t want a boring uniform bowling green lawn. Give me a lawn with patches of moss, clover, dandelions, daisies and fairy mushroom rings any day.