One of the highlights in the garden at Forde Abbey this summer has been a corner of wildness – interlocking wildflower swirls woven with a mix of over thirty different blooms providing pollen and nectar for butterflies and bees and a long-lasting display with a succession of different flowers, each growing up and through what’s gone before to provide an ever-changing tapestry of colours and textures. Not to mention a botanical balm.
It’s not a wildflower meadow as such, but a relatively easy way to re-create a version of wildness in your own garden. Paul Jupp from Meadow in My Garden will be on hand on both days of the festival with lots of hard-won knowledge and advice on how to grow your own.
Talk is free – meet at midday at the Meadow Swirl.