Sunday, 26 June 2011

Sunday Reverie

This year, in my 'courtyard' garden I have planted two large containers with Cornflowers trying to get a more natural feel to the area.  It has worked reasonably well except they do grow a little tall and have to have a bit of discreet staking to stop them 'flopping'.  Unfortunately, they are rarely seen as a wild flower in the countryside any more - but, together with Corncockles and Poppies in a field of corn - it must have been quite a sight.  Early in the 20th century it was commonplace to see all these plants - but what with intensive farming and pesticides they are now rarer than hens teeth.  Shame on us!

1 comment:

  1. Shame indeed! I grow cornflowers on the plot, and I'm happy to let them self-seed as well. Flighty xx